My reply: "Look, I have two boys and that means no dresses, no bows, no ribbons, nothing! Matching holiday outfits is all I have!" He laughed, and agreed, then helped me look.
To all you lucky ladies who get to shop in the twice-as-large girl clothing section: I'm a little jealous. But, I have a feeling that when we hit the tween years, I won't be quite so jealous. I'm told it's tough to be the mother of a tween girl.
So if you are in the throws of the drama that is life with a tween girl (defined here as ages 8-14) then I've got a treat for you! Dove go fresh deodorants and body wash has offered me two sets of mother-daughter tickets to Rosalind Wiseman's Girl World Tour on April 6. This two hour workshop at Georgetown Day School will be filled with mother-daughter bonding and features an interactive discussion about confidence, friendships and how to navigate those "sweat-inducing" moments (ha ha, hence the deodorant sponsorship!). Parent attendees will receive a copy of Wiseman's book, Queen Bees & Wannabees. Girl attendees will receive a copy of her new young adult novel, Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials. There's also a great gift bag for everyone and Ms. Wiseman will be signing her books that evening! Awesome, right?
Georgetown Day School
4200 Davenport Street, NW
You can purchase tickets to the Washington, DC Workshop at Georgetown Day School here. Or, better yet, leave a comment below to win one of the two sets I am giving away!
Giveaway details: Leave one comment per person on this post by Wednesday, March 24 at 5pm to be entered. I must have a way to contact you if you win or your entry will be disqualified. If you have a blogger account please be sure your e-mail address is linked to the account. Or, you can also leave your e-mail address in your comment. I will choose two winners at random and notify the winners by Friday, March 26. Your names will be left on the Will Call list at the event. Good luck!
Edited to add: if you have trouble commenting (for example, if you get a message that your comment couldn't be published) try just hitting "submit" again. I have found that it sometimes takes two tries to get the word verification to come up. If you still have trouble, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add your comment myself. Thanks :)
Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this post. I was offered two sets of tickets to giveaway to readers.