Do They Make Group Therapy For Ebay?

20 Oct

My mama, bless her heart, is totally and completely addicted to eBay. What’s her drug of choice? Smocked dresses.

There isn’t a children’s clothing line that exists that my mother doesn’t know about/bid on. She’s out of control, y’all. Out. Of. Control.

Exhibit A, a text message from my mom:
6:05am: I AM WINNING! May stay home from work so I won’t get outbid.

Exhibit B, while I was watching television at her house:
Mom: 10 SECONDS! 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Did I? Yesssssss!!! It’s MINE!!!!! I WON!!!!!!!!
Me: Good lord, this isn’t Vegas.
Mom: Oh, shoot! It’s not her size. It’s for a 5-year-old.

My niece isn’t quite 3 months old, let alone 5 years old. And, like any junkie, my mom hides “the evidence” from my stepdad. Which is pretty hard to do, considering he delivers mail for a living. But, some way, somehow, she sneaks dress after dress into the house…and into my old closet. MY old closet.

I knew this niece was trouble.

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5 Responses to “Do They Make Group Therapy For Ebay?”

  1. Anonymous October 20, 2010 at 10:57 pm #

    You should tell her about ESTY so she doesn't have to stay home from work. 😉

  2. Mandi October 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm #

    Anon,My mom called me last night and the first thing she said was, "What's ESTY?"Thanks. Thanks a lot. 🙂

  3. Beth October 21, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    Oh my goodness – Sounds like Shirley!! Get it will it's on sale – doesn't matter that it will be 5 years before she gets to wear it!! LOL!

  4. Beth October 21, 2010 at 8:27 pm #

    That should be "while"

  5. Anonymous October 21, 2010 at 9:40 pm #

    Mandi – If she wants a real thrill, she should learn to smock! It is simple and easy. I just took up sewing to put my smocked garments together. I smocked for my 3 children, and now I smock for my 3 grandchildren … and Addison is due Nov. 7, but could arrive any day now! There's nothing like the delight of seeing my granchildren in clothing my chiildren wore, and of course, in their own things. Then she will never go to ebay again! Jefiner Jones

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