"Where did you get your daughter's shoes?
The question from another mom caught me off guard as I was in the hallway of the YMCA getting my daughter ready for her dance class. For a split second I almost said, "Target". For that is the brand of shoe that my daughter was wearing.
But that is not where I bought the shoes. "I bought them at the new thrift store on Market Street" I said shyly at first, but by the end of the sentence, very confidently.
Yes, I just admitted to another mom that I bought my daughter's shoes at a thrift store. For justification I added, "they looked brand new and I only paid $3". And the truth was they did look brand new and they were only $3. At this point another mom chimed in, "they look like Target's shoes" and I admitted that they were Target's Circo brand. And then the conversation turned back to the subject at hand, dance class.
But I couldn't stop thinking about how I just admitted to a hallway full of moms that I shop at a thrift store. And no one flinched. I'm not sure what or if any of the other mother's gave the quick conversation a second thought, but it gave me confidence and honestly I don't think I will ever hesitate again to admit that I bought something at a thrift store.
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This post is linked to:
- Finer Things Friday at Amy's Finer Things