One and Done!
One and Done!
So my last blog entitled “Brush your teeth” was a bit of a rant, it also highlighted the difference in my opinion on raising girls vs boys. I say it all the time, boys are so different from girls.
Usually my sonny boy Sean Eddie says that when I say this it’s a bad thing. It’s not. I’m just constantly amazed at the differences and enjoying every minute. Especially my latest one and done story about him!
Sean Eddie recently made his First Holy Communion, and he and his two sisters, Kaitlyn 22 and Kristen 16 went suit shopping with us.
We walk into the local suit store, a salesperson asks why we are here and we all beam, for his communion suit. She asked what type of suit we’d like to be shown, we say white. She grabs a tape measure, does a quick measurement, and flies to the back of the store to return with a dazzling white suit.
Sean Eddie tries it on and it fits. The tailor comes out for some alterations and POOF—magically—we are done!
One and done! Yeppers—less than twenty minutes to shop for a communion outfit? Am I in a dream world? What just happened? I’m not really sure truth be told. This experience was like none other for me ever!
I had checked into the local suit store on Facebook as I’m a big supporter of shopping locally and then seriously less than twenty minutes later, one of my daughters checked us into the pizzeria across the street. My Facebook stream was filled with awestruck comments about this experience, until one of my more experienced “boy Moms” said, he’s a boy of course—boys are easy-what did you expect?
I never expected one and done that’s for sure! It was so easy. Ummmm my girls—not so much. It was hours and perhaps even days of shopping to find the right dress. “It’s itching me”, “I don’t like this flower”, “I don’t like this bow”, blah blah blah, you get the picture and don’t get me started on the shoes! HA! I did catch a lucky break on the headpiece, because my younger daugther Kristen wanted to wear Kaitlyn’s headpiece. So that saved me at least ten to tweleve hours in a store-LOL.
What I will say is those hours were well spent, my girls both looked beautiful on their special days! And they are only little once! Time flies by us all, so enjoy every moment. I’m going to take a stroll down memory lane since we’re on the topic of First Holy Communions anyway.
So if you are a boy Mom, a girl Mom or both like me, life is grand no matter how you slice it. I am just enjoying comparing and contrasting the experiences that make up motherhood for me!