Tuesday, October 8, 2013


It's always interesting to me to see what the kids pick out for themselves when given the chance to shop a little.  It shows a tiny piece of their personalities.

While we were in Sevierville, we took the kids to Gatlinburg and let gave them each a set amount of money they could spend. 

Lucy was the first to pick out hers.  She's always quite decisive and never seems to have buyers remorse.  She's always very content with her first choice.

This time, she picked out these doll glasses...Felicity had lost her first pair, which Clyde had bought, so these were long overdue....

Then she had a mug made of herself and Lucille Ball.  The back-story here is that I had her picture taken when she was 3 with this same shot of Lucille Ball and put on a mug. 

Iris was the next one to decide what she wanted.  We went into a needlepoint shop and she fell in love.  Most everything was out of her price range, but she found this beginners cross-stitch kit.  It comes with a pre-sewn pillow, some aida cloth, embroidery thread and a needle.  Here's what she's done so far, I'll update when she's finished!  This purchase took all of her money, but she has been most happy with it.

Clyde, by far, had the hardest time.  He always stresses when he spends his money.  He borrows trouble and worries about how sorry he'll be when he sees something later that is so much cooler.  It really takes the fun out of it for him most of the time.  But well after this particular shopping excursion, he appears to still be happy with his choices, though he did go through much angst.

He bought this troll....

And he bought this custom necklace.  You were able to pick what kind of cord you want your charms to hang from and then you could pick as many charms as you wanted....

So there you are...a little insight into my kids and what kinds of treasures cause them to fish into their pockets :)

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