I am one of those people who follows rules. Even unspoken ones. Even when they seem kind of stupid. I do what I am supposed to do. I'm trying to become a little bit less of one of those people; especially when it comes to my kids.
Because here's the thing. Just because it's September doesn't mean that clothes that fit my kids perfectly fine last week will disintegrate. Sure, they're not pristine anymore; but they fit and they like them. THEY -- the people who will be wearing said clothes -- could not care less that they are not new.
So. This year, I decided to go through their drawers and see what they actually needed before doing any shopping.
|Perfectly good clothing.|
As Beege marched off to class, with last year's scuffed and worn indoor shoes in her raggedy backpack*, I felt a little weird. She's only been going to school for three years, but every one of those years has included a shopping trip for new clothes.
Because that's just what you do.
Well, not anymore. I will not be getting them whole new wardrobes, just because it's September. If the shoes fit, they will wear them.
*Although, it looks like she'll be getting a brand new backpack, courtesy of Rebecca at Playground Confidential. Thanks, Rebecca!