Wishful shopping?

I’m not really a shopping kind of person. Shopping is one of the things that stresses me out about the holidays.

But one day a few years ago I actually wanted to shop. I had an urge to buy some clothes for myself. My sister Tami was pregnant with Dominic, and I was feeling sorry for myself. (A little, but not too much — just a residual pang.)

So I went to T.arget. Love T.arget. I found this nice shirt. (Tessa took the photo this morning — I really don’t list like the leaning tower of Pisa.) I liked the color and the stripes. I liked the sleeves that were long enough for my lanky arms. And I liked the fabric — rib knit to keep me warm. I am continually cold in the winter, meaning October through April or any time the temperature is lower than 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

So I bought the shirt and felt really good about it.

Until a few weeks later when I was packing for a trip, and I caught my first glimpse of the label. Seems that while shopping, I wasn’t pay attention to the signage in the store…


And that’s the story of how I came to wear maternity clothes. For no good reason.

0 thoughts on “Wishful shopping?”

  1. Thanks for the shirt loving, ladies!But I think I’ll keep the tag on for awhile. It’s a strange touchstone for me. Like it gets me close to the whole pregnancy thing.Weird, though, huh?Kami — where to? Sedona?Meghan — I just had a delicious birthday dinner, and maternity pants would be quite nice about now!Niobe — did you buy it?

  2. Ouch. Something like this happened to me recently. I was in a secondhand shop a few weeks ago, thumbing through the clothes and saw a sweater I liked. I looked inside the collar to check the tag, and saw a very similar label.Your shirt is gorgeous, though.

  3. Oh, funny. Still looks good, I say rip out the tag.As for this quote, “meaning October through April or any time the temperature is lower than 80 degrees Fahrenheit.”That’s me too except where I live it is only warm enough from the end of June until mid- August. Yeah, we need to move south.

  4. I agree cut the tag out! I have almost done this too, sometimes that stuff is fashionable!Don’t let it keep you from shopping for YOU! You deserve it!

  5. Thanks for the shirt loving, ladies!But I think I’ll keep the tag on for awhile. It’s a strange touchstone for me. Like it gets me close to the whole pregnancy thing.Weird, though, huh?Kami — where to? Sedona?Meghan — I just had a delicious birthday dinner, and maternity pants would be quite nice about now!Niobe — did you buy it?

  6. Ouch. Something like this happened to me recently. I was in a secondhand shop a few weeks ago, thumbing through the clothes and saw a sweater I liked. I looked inside the collar to check the tag, and saw a very similar label.Your shirt is gorgeous, though.

  7. Oh, funny. Still looks good, I say rip out the tag.As for this quote, “meaning October through April or any time the temperature is lower than 80 degrees Fahrenheit.”That’s me too except where I live it is only warm enough from the end of June until mid- August. Yeah, we need to move south.

  8. I agree cut the tag out! I have almost done this too, sometimes that stuff is fashionable!Don’t let it keep you from shopping for YOU! You deserve it!

  9. I loved this story. Wishful shopper plays out all the unexpected ironies of our lives. And the pure joy of being able to laugh about them! Keep writing–you’ve a wonderful talent.Tiger’s Mom

  10. Well it’s really cute so that’s what matters, right? Cut the tag out, I 7 or 8th the motion!In my current state this whole scenario would have brought me to tears, so I’m not minimizing it either!

  11. I like the shirt. Maternity clothes have come a long way. Some of the jeans are actually cute and they don’t all have the high elastic, stretchy waistbands. What will they think of next?

  12. I loved this story. Wishful shopper plays out all the unexpected ironies of our lives. And the pure joy of being able to laugh about them! Keep writing–you’ve a wonderful talent.Tiger’s Mom

  13. Well it’s really cute so that’s what matters, right? Cut the tag out, I 7 or 8th the motion!In my current state this whole scenario would have brought me to tears, so I’m not minimizing it either!

  14. I like the shirt. Maternity clothes have come a long way. Some of the jeans are actually cute and they don’t all have the high elastic, stretchy waistbands. What will they think of next?

  15. I love it, so funny. During a yard sale, where I had a bin of old maternity clothes, I had a woman in her fifties buy it all, because she just thought they were nice and roomy. Anyway, here from Blogger Bingo, but glad to have read this one. I needed a good chuckle today. Abrazos.

  16. That is too funny! It IS kind of difficult to navigate the clothes section at Target! There’s no real dividing line. I love the sweater, though! (I also have a problem getting things long enough for my arms!)

  17. I love it, so funny. During a yard sale, where I had a bin of old maternity clothes, I had a woman in her fifties buy it all, because she just thought they were nice and roomy. Anyway, here from Blogger Bingo, but glad to have read this one. I needed a good chuckle today. Abrazos.

  18. That is too funny! It IS kind of difficult to navigate the clothes section at Target! There’s no real dividing line. I love the sweater, though! (I also have a problem getting things long enough for my arms!)

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