I've written about her many times before. My very own mini-me. She's super talented, very creative, and just happens to be my older daughter. I consider myself so lucky to have a child who loves doing and creating so many of the sames things that I do. But having a mini-me is not without it's downside. Case in point - a recent antiquing trip. Mini Me and I headed up to Frederick, MD, to shop at two of my favorite shops - Accessories of Old and Tiara Day. When we walked into Tiara Day, I immediately started chatting with the owner, Maria. Maria is just a lovely and talented person and we always have so much to gab about. So, I'm yapping away with her while Mini-Me goes off to check out the shop. A few minutes later she comes running over to us and says "Hey, look Mom - look what I found! Isn't it beautiful?". And boy, was it! A truly stunning hair comb covered in the prettiest vintage millinery flowers...
It was exactly the type of thing I would have picked out for myself. So there I am, the proud mother - just about to tell her once again how thrilled I am that she always finds the best stuff for me, when she says..."Yeah, I'm going to buy it." Say what??? Did I hear her correctly? "She" was going to buy it? Had Mini-Me suddenly become the shopping competition? Evidently she had, because she bought that millinery comb right then and there - and then proceeded to gloat about her fabulous find the entire ride home.
And how did she pay for it, you ask?
With the allowance that I had given her!
Oh, the irony...