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I remember my mom wearing one of my sister’s bathing suits for a long time.

“Why are you wearing that? It’s so old and stretched out. Why don’t you get a new one?” I asked her.

I don’t remember what she said. She hates shopping so I’m sure that was part of it. And she probably just had other stuff to do and didn’t care all that much.

How was that possible?! I once spent 20 minutes just trying to decided whether to wear loafers or sneakers on a Saturday afternoon. My young self knew that image was everything.

Well, I lost my sunglasses a week ago and you can’t really live in Florida without them.  But because we are new to the area, I didn’t know where to buy a new pair. And I’ve had other stuff to do and I guess I just didn’t care all that much, so I’ve been wearing these…

kelcey in daughter's sunglasses

Yes, those are my 9-year-old’s sunglasses.

Red with rhinestones.

I wear them in the car.

To play tennis.

Dropping my kids off at preschool.

You see if I had close friends here, I would have been mocked enough already to buy a new pair. Luckily, I have my 9-year-old who just told me she wants her sunglasses back.

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