Forever 21, which is a hit or miss venture. This particular visit was all hit, and the pile of great stuff at ridiculously low prices kept growing. "OK," I said. "This is more than I planned on. This is going to be your graduation present." Maxie continued to nose around while I was watching the salesman tally our goods at the register. "Happy Graduation," I called to her as I handed him the credit card.
"Is she graduating from college?" he asked.
"No!" I responded as if he were crazy.
"Is she already out of college?" he pressed.
"NO!" I practically shouted. "She's only 16!"
It took a moment to correct myself. "Wait, she's only 13!"
Today, driving home from the beach, a celebration of the first day of summer, I looked back at my girl, just days away from leaving Middle School.
Graduating from college? Hmmm. Guess it's an easy mistake.