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The fashion show

Every year Isabella’s school hosts a feel good fundraiser. It’s the fashion show. Isabella talks about it incessantly. Most of the kids in the school walk down a runway wearing clothing that has been lent to the school for this very purpose. This year, I think, was the first year that Isabella walked, or rather ran, with a classmate, rather than a teacher. She was really excited. I didn’t give it much thought until she jumped on the runway nearly dragging her partner. Clearly in a hurry, Isabella didn’t stop to get her picture taken. And I was worried about the physical condition of her friend, who is not quite as fast. Thanksfully, everything is okay and she has stopped obssessing about the fashion show. Well, at least until next month when she’ll ask,”When is the fashion show.”

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Back to school

First week back to school went off without a hitch for my three children. Everyone got up on time and each of my three took off for three different schools. This year we had a first. Isabella planned her outfit for the first day with the help of her 15-year-old sister Victoria. Victoria is our resident fashion expert by virtue of the fact that she is the only household member with a subscription to a fashion magazine and the only one who has taken classes at Parsons. Caring about appearance is natural for her, but not so much for her younger sister. This was a happy milestone and made the beginning of the school year all the more sweet.Zachary 002

School shopping

000_0174Something amazing happened. Isabella requested a back to school wardrobe. For most 13 year olds, this is not a news flash. In fact, many parents dread this request, particularly in light of the current economy. Not us. This is a first and a sign of being a typical teenager. And she looks awesome in her skinny jeans.