Drama Teen spent most of the time we were there moaning that she was bored, so we eventually gave in and took her to the shopping centre, where she had seen a "really cool" skirt that she HAD to buy!! Usually when she shops she choses her clothes and buys them without trying them on, which inevitably leads to lots of returns or a wardrobe full of clothes that don't fit properly!! We insisted she try the skirt on, and its a good job we did or she would have bought the wrong size! I don't approve of the skirt very much, its WAY too short!! But remembering the things I used to wear at a similar age, and the fact that she was paying with her own money, we let her buy it! She went out later to the local cake shop, with her Dad and brother and spent most of the time trying to pull the skirt down to make it longer, so I think she will wear it over leggings next time lol. Which would actually make it a lot cooler in my eyes!!
On Sunday, I was up bright and early, well I was up early anyway!! As I had been persuaded by my friend Kate to go to the OASIS conference in Birmingham. The conference was about empowering visible adoptees to counter the questions they will inevitibly be asked about their difference to their parents. It was run by an American charity The Centre for Adoption Support and Education (CASE) And based on the programme they have developed called "Wise Up." Which stands for the four different options they show the children that they can use when confronted with questions
- Walk away
- It's private
- Share something