Friday, August 07, 2009

Back to School Shopping

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.


Happy Working Mom said...

I just cannot go shopping for winter clothes when it's 80 degrees outside. Come September I will buy the kids a couple of long-sleeved shirts and pants, and then at the end of September or October I will go down to the outlets and get their winter stuff. I just can't pass up the savings.

And shoes? We're in the same boat! Kylie wears flip-flops all the time, but she's not allowed to wear them to school, and just last night she told me that her toes are curling in her tennis shoes! So today we're heading to the store and buying new shoes.

And I don't have a shopping buddy either :( I hoping that will turn around once she's a little older!

That Chick Over There said...

It's killing me that the kids are starting school next week and it is SO HOT still. I told my daughter to wear her tank tops NOW while she can. Because that's not okay at school. Neither are flip-flops. It's killer. :(

SJINCO said...

My kids need shoes BAD. And well, Keven Jr. got some new clothes for school (which starts next week) but I'm not buying any pants until I absolutely HAVE TO. The boy grows I swear an inch a week....

Anonymous said...

I, like HWM, HATE buying Winter clothes when it's 85 and humid outside. I'll get her a few things, but will make a trip to the outlets and get the majority of her clothes.