Thursday, March 3, 2011


When I was a teenager, I hated my mom's sunglasses. I'm sure I was rude and made fun of her about them. She always wore big huge sunglasses that reminded me of something an old lady would wear. They were awful and they embarrassed me.

Well, today I bought new sunglasses. Kay walked off with my old ones several weeks ago, and I decided it was time for new ones (it's not really very safe to drive with my eyes squinted closed, plus I figure as soon as I buy new ones the old ones will show up again).

Anyhow, so I'm standing in Walmart with all of the kids. They are picking out different pairs for me to try on, and I think they all look ridiculous. I've never been good at picking out stuff like that. I have absolutely no sense of fashion whatsoever.

And then I saw them. The one pair that was only five dollars instead of ten. They were the obvious choice. I mean, if I'm going to spend an extra five dollars, it's going to be on something good like post it notes or new pens or Baked Ruffles, not sunglasses!

So into the basket went the five dollar glasses (and out came the ten dollar mickey mouse pair that one of the children tried to sneak in), and off to the cash register we went.

When we got home, I took out my new sunglasses to take off the tags, and I realized that I have become my mother. Really. My new sunglasses are big and plastic and ugly, but they were only five dollars! A bargain! And I honestly don't care what they look like as long as they keep me from squinting.

I have to admit that becoming my mom isn't such a bad thing. She's a pretty amazing woman, and if I'm going to turn into someone, I'm happy that it's her. (Don't worry though, Ray. I'll steer clear of the Christmas sweaters.)


  1. Your mom is a great lady! She was such an encouragement to me when she was at FBC. Loved her sense of humor and her willingness to lead Bible studies. And, I am greatful that one night in church, she turned around and asked, "Do you want to buy our house?" ; ) I have loved raising our kids here in the Grove!

  2. I have turned into her too. I would have totally bought those sunglasses. :)

  3. I buy tinted safety glasses for about a dollar a pair. I order them online in bulk because I always leave my sunglasses if we stay somewhere after dark. The upside is i now have a pair of sunglasses waiting for me at all the places I visit regularly in case I break or lose a pair.

  4. is it my imagination, of did we sunglasses shop last time I stayed with many years ago was that? :) I have a vague recollection of gold frames or something...oh the memories! (even if they are only in my head and didn't really happen....)