Back to school shopping doesn't really happen for us, especially since Ashley has been in first grade for 5 weeks now. And honestly, I am going to assume that it is going to stay relatively warm here for another month or two, considering the pool stays open here past Labor Day.
But I keep getting email after email in my inbox about sales and shopping and kids clothes and coupons. It gets overwhelming.
I actually like going through the kids' closets and switching out their clothes from one season to the next. Although I am thinking this year isn't going to be much fun. I am at the end of hand-me-downs from Ashley to Audrey. I gave a bunch of clothes to Ashley's cousin, so I have no more bins to go through in our attic for the size that Audrey is now. And I am fearful that all the clothes that Ashley wore last winter/early spring will no longer going to fit her because she has grown like 4 inches since then. Seriously. We finally got her to wear jeans last year, and I am pretty sure I will have to get new ones (here we come back Old Navy!).
And shoes? Neither one of the girls has a decent pair. Poor Ashley went up a size in shoes, and I had no idea. She has been living in flip flops for the past few weeks, and those are so worn now, they are falling apart. Audrey lives in crocs, and I bought her a new pair when I was in Chicago, but they won't work throughout fall.
You would think that having two girls, I would have shopping buddies. But no, neither one of them likes to shop. They might tolerate it for a while, but honestly, they would rather not. I, of course, could shop all day, but considering the bank sends Ray a text message every time the check card gets used, I think his head would explode. (And no, he doesn't do that to keep tabs on me, he just does it to keep tabs on the bank account since we did away with our credit cards.) So we will do a little shopping here and there over the next few weeks. I am hopeful the sales will last until then.