Rebecca was last night. Making good with Rachel was on the docket for tonight.
I picked her up from my parent’s-in-law because the kids were there for piano lessons. Just like with Rebecca, I brought Rachel a single rose. This one was white. The white rose stands for purity. As Rachel is getting older, its even more important to me that she understands how pure she is. Life is full of big decisions coming her way. Many of them will present great fun at the cost of her purity (which won’t result in fun). Others will appear to be stodgy and old-fashioned but satisfy an ethereal need that she cannot yet fully understand.
I thought Rachel would most enjoy a night of shopping. Se we went to Plato’s Closet so she could browse and try on clothes. We spent about 45 minutes there before she decided on what to get. We then went to Charming Charlie’s. This is a store I don’t I think I totally get. They basically sell accessories here, but it’s organized by color—and they have dozens of colors. Each station has handbags, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and a hundred other things I couldn’t identify. But they’re all the same color. They all go together. If you need a total outfit of skyblue, Charming Charlie’s can hook you up.
After an hour and a half of shopping I was hungry. We stopped off at Five Guys Burgers in Southlake Townsquare for burgers and fries. We drowned the grease in Diet Coke and conversation. The whole evening was so much fun and I can’t wait to do it again. I don’t have to live up to the same roses and specialty each time, but I am committed to giving my kids a bigger chunk of my time and me. It’s so worth it!