This is the conversation we had this morning.
I was in the bath washing my hair and Zoe was bugging me to get out and help her with her clothes.
Here is the conversation:
Mom: “Zoe go and get your clothes – remember it is a blue school shirt today.”
Zoe: “OK Mom” – Zoe leaving the bathroom.
Mom sinking into the bathwater – grateful for the 2 seconds of peace and quiet.
Zoe back in bathroom
Zoe: “Mom there is nothing to wear, there is only this much clothes” Showing with her hands a stack that will have about 15 T-shirts in it.
Mom’s jaw dropping in the bathwater and just staring at this child.
Mom recovering a bit
Mom: “Zoe man you must wear a school T-shirt anyway”
Zoe exits the bathroom and mom sits in the bath speechless and counting the cost of clothes once she is really a teenager.