Monday, December 15, 2008

Searching For The Mannequin . . . .

I did all my shopping online this year!! No stores, no rushing, very simple and probably saved a little money along the way. Just when I thought I'd found everything I needed, my 12 year old daughter comes to me with a new "REVISED" Christmas list. I read over the list thinking this is the same exact list as before - give or take a few small items. I reached the bottom of the list where she wrote Mannequin. My first thoughts - Hmmm interesting and unusual, but all she talks about it sewing and becoming a dress designer one day. No Big deal. I'll just head on over to potterybarn.com and order one of those beautiful dress forms. Piece of Cake!! ..."uh no mom, not a dress form, a mannequin." She starting explaining. "OMG it has to have a head and hair???" Where does one find a mannequin other than a department store, and what were the chances I'd find one sitting on a shelf for sale? A few glasses of wine and several hours later, I sat sifting through the $800 mannequins, when I finally found one for around $200. Job done!!

The NYC mannequin arrived a few days later. She has long blond hair, lots of make up, fake eye lashes and red fingernails. But OMG, she has NO CLOTHES!! How would I explain to my 5 year old why this 5'3'' naked mannequin stood in our livingroom next to the Christmas Tree? Not to mention the education she'd be giving her classmates. Yikes! Can you image the look on her teachers face when she tells her about the naked lady standing next to the Christmas tree Christmas morning? LOL. This week, I'm off to find something in a size 5 for this wonderful addition to our family!!!

Make sure you stop by my blog after Christmas because I will be posting pictures.

3 comments:

Queen B. said...

Ok, that totally tops my "Baby that says Uh-Oh post !! That is HILARIOUS and I can't wait to see pics !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll be looking........

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

can't wait to see this gal!
how very cool to have her own mannequin!
she is going to flip! :)
great job mom!

LuLu & Co said...

Kathy - no way, I am LOL so hard. You are the best! I don't think I could have done it... Yea for your new addition!!!