Shopping trip is complete. We now have all of our new supplies. However, I learned more during this shopping trip than I thought I would!!
First, Maggie is the Angry Birds Queen. Literally! As we were riding on the Interstate, she had my phone and played Angry Birds most of the way. This is normal, however she usually does not have my phone for such a long time. So when she first said “Look Mama”…and had 3 stars with 1 bird…I was like “That’s great Maggie”! Then, about every three to five miles she would pass another level…with 3 stars!!! I was AAAAMMMMAAAAZZZEEEDDDDD!! I said, “Maggie! How are you doing that? Are you on the same level?” “No, I’m just really good at this game”…!!!! I would have to say you are!!!
Second, I have a true little fashionista on my hands! We looked, we shopped, we tried on clothes for hours and she never complained once! The more we took into the dressing room, the more she liked it!! Some things we took in knowing there was no way we were gonna buy them, but it was fun to try them on anyway! Watching her in the 3 mirrors was fun!! She also tried on more shoes than I did. We would look and she would say “try this pair, they are cute”. Now, those of you who know me will understand that 3 inch sparkling heels are NOT my thing, but Maggie thinks they look good on me! Ha!! Talk about an ego boost!!
Third, my girl has a very tender heart. She notices small things and worries about things that I did not realize. She watches people and pays attention to things they do (or do not do) and just takes it in. When I told her that a $44.00 t-shirt was too expensive she said, “Ok”, shrugged her shoulders and put it back. Then, the next time she saw something she liked, she picked it up, looked at it, examined the tag and said, “Do you think this is too much? I like it, but is it too much?” Talk about melting my heart!! I was so proud of her and the fact that when I said “Yes” she put it back and walked away. She didn’t cry, stomp her feet, throw a fit or anything. Wow!! That was a proud Mama moment for me!! She is 5…so I’m sure my day is coming, but 13 ain’t here yet!! 🙂
Lastly, I learned that my girl is a pretty good girl. She is kind, patient, cooperative, and respectful. I praise God for this because He made her that way…not me! It is my sincere prayer that He will continue to guide her heart, mind, and soul as she enters into Public school. I pray she is protected from bullying and that she stands firm in her own faith in moments when that faith is questioned. And…I hope she does it with or without 3 inch sparkling heels!! 🙂