In many ways Jazmine is the daughter I always wanted. When I was pregnant with Nicholas I wanted a little girl soooo bad! I had to get used to the idea that I was having a son. But now that he is here, I wouldn’t trade him for all the daughters in the world. He is my beloved little boy!
However, I still love girls–maybe because I am one, eh? I especially love the clothes and shoes that are deigned for them. I used to pine away at all the cute, dainty pieces in the stores. Now I don’t have to fantatsize any more because I can buy them!
Nicholas is not really into clothes. He will put on anything. I’ve had to train him over the years to match colors. He’s pretty good at it now, but still takes little interest in clothes. He does not like to go shopping and believes that giving clothing as gifts is in bad taste. When he was four months old, I took him out to buy a snow suit. He was livid that I dared to try it on him. I can still see his chubby red face contorted with tears. I guess he never recovered from that incident!
But I like shopping for him as well, it just represents more of a challenge. I like to mix up his wardrobe so that it includes more than the standard t-shirts and jeans. His clothes remain in mint condition because he wears uniforms to school.
I have bought Jazmine so many clothes that we are running out of storage space. There is a new store at one of my favorite malls called Crazy Eights (go figure!) with the most adorable girl clothing and accessories. I also like Target and Macy’s. But the fact is that most stores have cute things for girls! It is soooo hard for me to resist!!!
It is nice having both sugar and spice.