Yes, I can admit it. This is something I have always said. It’s kinda of a mantra.
Going out on the town? There is two feet of snow. (Yeah Canada!) I don’t concern my stuff with all that white stuff. I do not do the sensible thing, I grab my cute little black pickle stabbers. They go better with my jeans, help elongate the legs, and are all matchy matchy with the new “had to have it” top.
It’s minus what? Oh well. Must not worry about it. This wee white coat is to die for and I feel great in it. Fashion Before Function I always say.
Then we come to today’s dilemma. SweetGirl is going to a slumber party tonight.
Mama. I can NOT be seen taking a Disney Princess Sleeping Bag. That is so not cool!
Hmm. Yep. I remember the peer pressure thing a little bit too clearly. I guess it is time to go and trade in this “baby” sleeping bag for something a little bit more grown up.
Drop the babes off at school and head to Canadian Tire. What? You have not heard of Canadian Tire? K. It’s only the bestest giantist hardware, camping, fishing, car needs, light bulb, paint, plant store around. It’s Canadian eh.
They have like 88 different styles of sleeping bags to choose from? Oh nooooo. I am clearly out of my depth. The sales guys there, they think this is all kinds of funny.
Look, the kid just needs something to crash in when the sugar wears off. There will be no rain, no hiking to the arctic, no ground to sleep on. No grounding sheet required, no air mattress underneath, no three room tent to accompany my purchase. This is not real camping, this is little girl camping. With candy, lip gloss and giggling. I need a sleeping bag that goes with that!
Thank goodness for the fashion before function rule! I don’t need sales dudes to help me out of my shopping dilemma, I just have to follow the rule! When in doubt…go for fashion baby!
I selected the three and half pound burnt orange, down filled sleeping bag designed by Roots. She is pretty and puffy and cozy.
One happy Mama, one happy kid.
Here’s hoping she sleeps like a baby tonight.
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