kt has really needed new clothes this summer. After many attempts to get out to the mall with kt I let PCA & kt go shopping the last 2 days. On Monday, they explored the entire mall; kt hit every store & tried on more outfits than PCA was prepared for. kt came home with pictures taken on her cell phone of outfits she wanted to buy for school & a few for the rest of the summer. PCA & I were very proud of her choices - kt looked for fashionable yet "modest" outfits. She informed PCA that showing cleavage wasn't allowed at school. AND Mom & Dad would make her take anything "sexy" back to the store. That's my girl. They spent 5 hours at the mall on Monday ~ kt talked about budgeting & made a list of outfits & what they cost, where she should/could wear those outfits. Then came home & asked for the amount of money needed. Yesterday kt & PCA headed back out to the mall with $100 for new clothes. kt came home with a new skirt, 2 pairs of jeans & a pair of bermuda shorts, 4 tee shirts, 1 pair of leggings & 3 warmer shirts for school (when it gets cold, Mom). kt then went to the "boutique" to purchase accesories (earrings & head bands). She had enough money left over for dinner at the mall. kt treated PCA. by the way, Kohls & Sears are having wonderful sales - 80% off. I was so proud of kt organizing & planning ahead. Remembering that she has to dress appropriately - not having outbursts at PCAs directions. (kt called home twice about wording on a couple of tshirts - she finally decided it was best not to buy shirts with any wording). She walked in the house & began an immediate fashion show. Earlier in the day kt had a mtg with in home therapist. therapist asked kt how she felt about wm & his camp outburst. kt replied that more than anything else she was angry with his poor choices. Other than that, she was pretty ambivalent over wm threatening to kill himself. "Mom, he isn't going to do that - he likes himself too much." kt has come a long way - we have a long way to go. Yet I'm feeling hope for this young lady.