This was the most pathetic shopping event of Molly’s life. I wanted to buy her more. Lots more. Believe me I did. I love to shop for Molly. Molly loves to shop for Molly. But we still ended up with a pathetic haul when we got home.
The only person who was happy about all of this was dad, because he see clothes as dollar signs, whereas Molly and I see them as wonderful little chances to get excited every single day of the season.
The stores were full of cute little outfits but our shopping spree only netted 5 dresses, 2 pairs of leggings, 2 shirts, a hoodie and a sweater. That’s it. For the entire fall/winter season.
“Why?” you ask. It’s tragic, really. Kind of a perfect storm scenario. Lots of Molly’s clothes from last year still fit. Lots.
Lots of Molly’s summer dresses can be transformed to winter dresses simply by pairing them with shirts and leggings. Lots.
And finally lots of money was spent on the house, and the move, and the adoption. Lots, and lots and lots.
Spending money on necessities is fine but spending
recklessly on indulgences is not really in the budget.
So here are the sad, few, meager purchases that we made this year.
Thank God for small favors. Even though her body didn’t grow much, Molly’s feet did. At least we could go just a little crazy on shoes. If you call four pair crazy.
This is Molly’s absolute favorite dress. She wore it to school the day we bought it (although she did wear different shoes). Molly judges every dress by how much it pulls out. You know, like a princess. Dresses that pull out a lot have maximum spin factor, as she will now demonstrate.
Thanks for hanging in there for yet another post about clothes. I keep this blog as a scrapbook for Molly. If I take pictures of the clothes and post them, it makes them easier to give up when she outgrows them. Otherwise I ‘d have boxes and boxes of clothes that I would have difficulty parting with.
Why is it that everything your kid wears, or draws, or colors, or writes, or whatever, becomes a memory that you want to hold onto forever?
The bus stop momma rain slicker available at Amaz0n for $12.95. Stylish, yet practical, don’t you think? Okay, maybe it’s not stylish, but it’s a necessity when you have to wait at the bus stop on rainy days!