Add this to the list of Things I Never Want to Do Again: shop for nail polish for my daughter via text message.
She stayed home from school today because she was sick, and the doctor prescribed antibiotics for bronchitis. Two hours after I dropped off the prescription, it wasn't quite ready when I arrived to pick it up, so I texted her to see if she needed anything else at CVS.
I thought she might need some cough drops or decongestant. Silly me. I got back, "Teal nail polish and a square brush."
She sent me a picture of someone holding a bottle of nail polish. I couldn't read the label on the bottle. "Who makes that polish and what shade?" I replied.
"Essie and I don't know what it's called."
"I found it," I told her. "Says turquoise on top. Is that the right color?"
"Nope, I'll just look for it later."
"752 on side of cap," I went on. "Is that the right number?"
"I don't have that bottle of nail polish," she answered.
"It's kind of like the color of the Arizona tea can," I replied, and sent her a picture of the bottle of polish with the can of tea.
"Yes exactly," she answered, adding a few happy emoticons for good measure.
Meanwhile, the gallon of milk I'd picked up was sweating in the cart (I'm a slow texter) and the prescription still wasn't ready.
Next time, I'm making my daughter do her own shopping--online. We've got plenty of coupon codes for online deals at CVS!