Several years ago, my mother and father in law sent me money for my birthday. I chose to splurge and bought a fashionable pair of Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses. They were brown tortoise shell and had "D&G" in gold on the sides. They looked super cute and I liked to think the "D&G" stood for "David and Gina". I took really good care of them and always placed them in their protective pouch.
Then, I had babies. And my beautiful designer sunglasses got thrown in the huge purse that doubled as a diaper bag. And the protective pouch stored cheerios instead of my precious D&G's. Last year, they got really scratched and I could no longer where them. I felt a loss.
I couldn't justify spending that kind of money again. So, I went to Walmart and bought the most fashionable pair I could find. They cost $5. They did the job and I didn't mind if they got sandwiched at the bottom of my diaper purse between a sippy cup and an emergency stash of suckers.
I put them on yesterday and thought I had a bunch of mascara marks from my eyelashes. I tried to clean them. Gasp. That's not mascara. My $5 pair of sunglasses were all scratched. I did not feel a loss.
I knew just what I had to do. I went to Walmart.
The $5 spinning rack now was $10. This darn economy. So, I tried on several pairs and asked Ben what he thought. I knew I had found the right pair when Ben gasped and said, "Wow, you look like a moviestar." Sold.
We got to the car and I quickly peeled of the stickers, so I could where them. I was digging my new sunglasses and feeling like a moviestar driving my mini van.
I went to pick up Emily at school. The Kindergarten parents have to form a line and wait to sign out and pick up the kids. I'm chatting away feeling like a moviestar in my new sunglasses. The other Moms were particularly interested in my stories today and smiling at me. It must be the sunglasses I thought.
Then, I got my daughter and we went to the van. Now, Emily doesn't miss a thing and noticed my new glasses right away. I'm sure she thought I looked like a moviestar. But instead of a compliment, she asked why my glasses had an "S and 10" on them.
I thought she must be crazy. Until, I pulled them off my face to look at them. There wasn't an "S and 10", but I had left the $10 price tag sticker right on the front of them.
Moviestar or dork?
(Please don't answer that, I already know.)