There is an infamous story between my parent’s and I about a Shark vacuum my Mom bought a few years ago. I owned a Shark, and my Mom fell in love with it and wanted to purchase one too. One day, she was at Kohl’s with my Dad and she had some gift cards to spend. Apparently, my Mom was taking her sweet time, and my Dad was trying to rush her along. At one point, my Mom said she was almost done shopping, but she still wanted to go look at the Shark vacuum’s and buy one. In an attempt to move things along, my Dad said he would go grab the vacuum. He got a vacuum, they paid, and went on their merry way.
The story doesn’t end there though. Sometime within the next month my Mom was at my house again and saw my Shark vacuum. It was at that point that she realized my Dad had gotten the very cheapest Shark vacuum. You could argue that it was an accident, but we all knew it wasn’t, he purposely picked the cheapest one.
Apparently, when my Mom got home she confronted my Dad about it. My Dad may have found it a little funny. Rumor has it my mom was so exasperated that she said, “I took one look at Tami’s vacuum and I knew I was F***ed!”
So onto my point. Have you ever had that happen to you? You take one look at something, and you immediately know you’re screwed?
Last night I was putting away some magazines, and I saw the cover of the American Girl Doll Magazine which had come in the mail. Well, I took one look at that magazine and I knew I was screwed. This was on the cover:
Yes, I realize the spelling is different, but the doll’s name is still Lainey, no matter how you spell it. I immediately panicked and hid the magazine. My kid’s hadn’t seen it yet, so I thought I might be in the clear. Then I remembered that that magazine comes every couple months. Can I possibly intercept it every single time? And, then! I remembered that we’re going to Atlanta for Spring Break and Shawn’s Aunt (who we’re visiting) already mentioned going to the American Girl Doll store. We are so screwed.
I’ve already accepted that the doll is as good as ours, it’s only a matter of time. Shawn says no way. Upon closer inspection, the doll has green eyes and our Lainey also has green eyes. The doll also has curly blond hair and bangs, which our Lainey also has. It’s almost like it’s destiny! Apparently, Shawn doesn’t believe in destiny.