Walk into any department store and you are bombarded with the flashy and up to date fashions for young people desperately trying to stay in tune with the latest' s style. When I am shopping for my daughter I can deal with it, but today I just need to find a pair of pants for Judy. Let me tell you it is not easy to buy cloths for a 60 year old woman with a 23 inch waist.
Now I have seen some slim grandmothers who were fabulously put together. But for the life of me I cant figure out where they shop. Maybe they have everything custom made, or taken in. It would be nice but we just don' t have the money for that.
There are two problems when in comes to dressing Judy. The first is that when I find anything that she might like or that may be age appropriate it is a size 8 or larger. The second is when I do find something that comes close to fitting her It usually has the words low rise or boot cut attached to the tag. The last time my mother wore either, I was 3 years old. So In desperation I went where I never thought I would go again: The children' s department.
It’s actually the Tweens department if it must be labled; and it was my best bet. Somewhere between the Hannah Montana T-shirts and the S ponge Bob pajamas I found a pair of sweat pants that just might fit my mother. Red with a white stripe down the leg. It wasn' t a.n.a or Liz and co, but they could work. Well to my joy and amazement, mixed in with a little sadness and disbelief, these pants made for a 5th grader fit Judy to a tee. So unless anyone has a better idea we will be shopping in the girls section for a while.
It amazes me how I still find a way to make things work no matter how ridiculous they seem.