When I was a young girl, we would come back from our family trip to Myrtle Beach South Carolina late August. Then, we would prepare for school by purchasing my school things. The weather would cool down slightly and I would become very excited for fall.
On Sunday afternoons, my mom and I would typically do my nails. I would put leave-in conditioner in my hair and just enjoy the beautiful laziness of Sunday. We would watch a movie or two. But then, my favorite of such weekends was the one where we would purchase the September issue of Vogue Magazine.
It’s a behemoth of a magazine. You could lift weights with it.
We would discuss the fashions for hours. It was the simplest of times and one of my best souvenirs from my youth.
Now that I’m all grown up, I purchase it. I do my own nails, I watch a movie or two, I put a leave-in treatment in my hair and I lovingly peruse every page of the magazine. I share the magazine with my daughter and we plan our next shopping excursion around what we’ve seen. The mother daughter tradition has been passed on from one generation to the next.
Case in point, Grandma Claudette just got Emilie a darling pair of boots. She needs leggings and jeans that will highlight the boots. There were these ads from H&M called “Between the Shows.” I dog eared these pages and am planning to take Emilie shopping shortly.
All this to say that I think of my mom, who’s the absolute best mom in the world, every second I spend looking at the Vogue Magazine. She is also the best manicurist and hairdresser. She is a multi-talented lady. I love you mom and thanks for all those lovely Sundays. Thanks also for all those cool shopping trips where we would come home with our hands loaded with bags.
Now, if I could only get Emilie to sit still in order for me to give her a manicure, life would be absolutely perfect.
After the Vogue September issue, I start looking forward to the Entertainment Weekly Fall TV Preview issue.
What are your mother-daughter traditions? Or father-son traditions? Let’s discuss.