Time Flies When You Have Ombre Nails (or something like that)

Ever since school has been back in session, it’s been so hard to manage my time.  I’m pretty sure it’s because I haven’t been able to thoroughly complete my errands in the last two months. All summer, any time I pulled into a store parking lot, my son’s shoulders would slump and within minutes it would start:

Son: “Mom, I’m getting tired.”
Me: “It’s 10 in the morning.”
Son: “How much longer?”
Me: “We’ve been here 5 minutes.”
Son: “It feels like an hour.”
Me: “I’m almost done.  I just need to look at one more thing”
Son: “You said that an hour ago.”
Me: “If you would stop complaining I would have been done by now.”
Son: “What’s for lunch? I’m hungry.”

Then I would leave the store, annoyed and forgetting half of what I had originally come in to get. My daughter on the other hand would spend every shopping trip admiring and directing my attention each bit and bauble in the store.

Daughter: “Mommy, these nail polishes are sooo cute!”
Me: “Yes they are.”
Daughter: “I don’t think I have this exact shade of aqua.”
Me: “No, but I’m pretty sure you have every other shade of aqua.”
Daughter: “Mommy, look at this shirt!  It’s so adorable!”
Me: “Yes, it’s cute, but we are not looking for clothes right now.”
Daughter: “Mommy, don’t I need Post-Its for school? Because, these are SO COOL!”
Me: “I’m not sure, honey.  Let’s wait for the supply list to come in.”
Daughter: “OK…I was just saying that they are cool…and I really like them…and they are probably on the list…and they are only $2”
Me: (sighing in my head) “OK, put them in the cart. But hurry, we’ve got to go.”
Daughter: “What’s for lunch?  I’m hungry?”

Then I would rush to the check out lane forgetting 3/4 of what I had originally come in to get.

So I guess it’s no surprise that with the kiddos back in class, I will walk into Target at 9 a.m. and walk out at noon.  No joke.  It’s not that I wander aimlessly, either.  Without my little time keepers with tired feet and growling tummies the hours fly by–that is on the rare occasion that my shopping trip isn’t interrupted by a phone call….but that is a blog for a different day.

So, all of this is just to tell you that I meant to share this photo with you yesterday, but it just wasn’t possible without staying up past midnight again.  But now that you know a little about my daughter’s nail polish obsession, it ties right in to this post.

Here’s a photo of my daughter’s Ombre Nails.

Since she has almost every shade of her favorite colors, I decided to paint each of her nails a different shade from light to dark starting at the thumb. So easy, and too cute!

Thank goodness she isn’t a nail biter like me!  She’s my perfect little hand model!

Are you into the nail polish trends?  Tell me in the comments!


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