Dear Blog Readers,
We have become the kind of blogger we never wanted to be — the kind who has a "read our blog" button on our website but the newest post is months old. We blame Facebook for this — it's so much easier to write something there and we seem to have more followers there than we did here on the blog. Still, we can't quite bring ourselves to give it up altogether yet — so instead, we're posting this little note to explain our lack of current entries. Please do check out our facebook page, we think it's fun, if not quite as long form.
sincerely, the Joie de Blogger.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Mother and Daughter
It was Mother's Day today. And it was an absolutely beautiful day. We were not very busy - I'm sure people were out walking or at the Lilac Festival or who knows - I know you would have had to drag me inside on a day like today. Of the few who did venture into Joie, many were mother daughter combinations. The one that stuck out for me was a mother and daughter who came in, the daughter maybe 20 or so, and excited about bringing her mother to the store. The mother seemed a bit unenthusiastic at first, but she began to have a good time and was enjoying looking around. The odd thing was, the more the Mom was enjoying herself, the less the daughter seemed to. And she tried to talk her mother out of anything she was interested in buying. It was all little things, gifts she wanted to buy for other people. The daughter would say, "but you shouldn't buy something for someone else today, you should let me buy you something!" If the mother said so and so would like this book/ray guy/squeeze cow/whatever - the daughter would say no they wouldn't. Then, when the mom picked something up and said she liked it, would like it for herself - never anything expensive - the daughter just ignored her. I was tempted to intervene, but instead I bit my tongue. Eventually the daughter started urging her mother - who still seemed to be enjoying just looking around - to leave. I hope the rest of their afternoon went a bit better !