I wanted to write about my daughter’s new bathing suit for Robin’s Summer Stock Sunday, but couldn’t decide which angle to take. So I wrote up all of them.
- I had fun shopping with my daughter, who needed clothes for a camping trip that is part of a counselors’ course. She also needed an outfit for my son’s bar mitzvah, and we agreed fairly easily. At least her shoes still fit her. [The comments on that old post are funny.]
- The bathing suit was a bargain (only the top is pictured). I went into several stores and asked if they had something for less than NIS 100 ($25). No one had for less than 200. Then one store-owner offered 90, and he saw it was a teen he said he would charge 70. I was so happy that I got one too, for NIS 100. The last time I bought a bathing suit was on our pilot trip to Israel. In 1990. I even remember how much I paid at a store in Tel Aviv, about NIS 69. I have a good memory for numbers.
- My daughter didn’t care what the bathing suit looked like, as she always wears a t-shirt to protect herself from the sun. She’s very sun-conscious, so I should probably get her some Vitamin D supplements.
- The packing list for her trip says that boys are not allowed to walk around in undershirts. I asked about the girls. My daughter said that they don’t need to write that because it’s a religious program.
- My daughter altered two new shirts because the necklines were too wide. I’m impressed that she does her own mending (and sometimes mine) but I probably shouldn’t be. I mean it’s something that few teenage girls these days know how to do, but it’s not such a complex skill. Don’t worry, I still think she is wonderful, and not because she does my mending.
- Since I’ve already moved off of the bathing suit topic, I’m sad that she will come back from the first leg of her trip after I have already left on mine. She’s happy that she’ll still have close to a week at home without the younger siblings around.