Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Temple of Greed

High School Graduation is hard on fathers and I am no exception.

Today I'm taking my youngest daughter to the TEMPLE OF GREED (yet again).  There she will engage in endless wandering, disguised thinly as "shopping". She will try on twelve outfits in one store only to decide that none of them are quite right. Six in another. Then toward the end of the ordeal, we will return to the beginning where she will try on three of the previously rejected outfits to decide that one is just right.

Shoe shopping is the worst because she likes Jimmy Chu. It feels as if you need to pay the man just to walk through the door into the salon (they don't call it a shoe store, which is a very bad sign).

Somewhere along the road, the price of women's handbags has moved from mildly entertaining to blatant extortion. She hinted that Dolce Gabbana would be a nice place to begin her spree for accessories. Because a dress or an outfit is not complete until it is fully accessorized. 

If I had boys, it would have been so much easier. I'd have bought them a rifle, a compound hunting bow or perhaps a cool fighting knife for graduation. They'd be happy with their new weapon and that would have been that. They'd go out and shoot endlessly to improve their skills. With girls, it's an outfit and you can't wear the same outfit to the same place twice - Heaven Forbid!

Women are always a challenge.

10 comments:

Opus #6 said...

LOL, I was just at the mall yesterday with my daughter. Shopping was not complete without a trip to the MAC counter.

WoFat said...

But . . . you have the pleasure of your lovely daughter's company.

When my step-son graduated from high school it was, 'Here son, here's some money.' Hardly any shopping involved.

The Fien Family said...

I don't think "WoFat" quite understands the intensity of shopping with Emilie...I still remember asking her to come along with me to the mall as company and she expected me to buy her something for her time. hahahaha

WoFat said...

Having one (step) son who I raised from age 7, I wouldn't know what it's like to have a daughter to spend my money.

My kid, now in his 40s, turned out okay. He has a nice computer job and makes good money. I think I need to go to New Orleans and let him take me shopping.

LL said...

Yes, shopping with Emilie is intense.

I love her like all my girls and I'm happy to get her things, but it's intense. She takes her shopping VERY seriously.

Opus #6 said...

My daughter felt lucky to get gas money, odds and ends, lunch, cosmetics and haircut money out of me. Sounds like I got off light! :-D

darlin said...

Wow, that does sound intense! I sure would love to see Emilie in her new graduation outfit, and remember Dad, the wedding one day!

What an awesome father you are LL, most fathers, from what I understand, pass the girls the credit card and tell them to call when they're done!

Julia@SometimesLucid said...

What an amazing dad! I wish my dad would take me to the mall - of course, my mall has an LV store, Neimans, Tiffany, Cartier, Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo, etc...

LL said...

I took her to South Coast Plaza...

Mary said...

Olá!

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