Thursday, June 28, 2012

My Strange Addiction

Do you watch that show?  Wow.  That's all I have to say about that.

I feel I can't judge because I have my own issues.


I can't.  Stop.  Buying.  Clothes.

For my kids that is.  I'm still wearing the new clothes I bought for my honeymoon.  Well, the shirts anyway.

Obviously you can tell this is Elizabeth's closet.   You may have seen it before....It's only gotten worse since then.

Yesterday, Wednesday, I drove Jacob two towns over to his summer art camp and was in the direct fire of a few of my favorite resale stores.  Now, I don't go there often because, well, they're two towns over and you've seen gas prices and, honestly, I just dont' like to be in the car with my kids that long AND, well, you see the closet.  I knew how close I was but I resisted because I know my children have plenty of clothes.  I did well on Monday, and even Tuesday, but I had some extra time to kill on Wednesday and I was pulled into their orbit where I became $65 poorer.  Almost everything I purchased was sixty percent off secondhand prices so I came out with a big bag.  I even had some things for the boys.  Two shirts and a pair of shorts.  The rest, all for for Elizabeth.

The guilt.  All mine.

She didn't need any of it, even if I did get a brand new Gymboree outfit for $7, she did not need it.   Especially since last week I spent $70 at JCP, $25 at Target, and the week before that I spent a whopping $80ish at Old Navy.  BUT IT WAS ALL ON SALE AND I GOT REALLY, REALLY SUPER DEALS ON ALL OF IT.

This morning, when I took the pictures, I counted 80 dresses, 88 skirts, and 72 tops crammed into her walk-in closet.

There were only a handful of pants/shorts in her drawer, maybe 10 total, so I didn't take a picture of it (also it was very messy).  She did, however, have 22 swim suits.  What can I say?  We do go to the pool a lot.



I didn't count the bows either because I wouldn't get an accurate count since they are all over the house.  Bows are expensive.  She usually doesn't keep them in her hair long so why do I buy them?  She could really get by with a clippie barrette every day, but what fun would that be?  I never thought I'd be a bow mama, but I am.  *sigh*  


She wanted a short hair cut this week so we won't be using those bows as much anyway.

They are having a $1 sidewalk sale at another store I'll pass this afternoon.  I am so hoping my car stays straight and goes only where it needs to go today.

2 comments:

Fran said...

My daughter definitely has more clothes than her brothers and she likes clothes but since she is almost always in just her undies at home I have been less tempted to buy them for her at every turn. Just as ong as I don't see anything with My Little Pony on it or (god forbid) a pink shirt with any superhero logo on it. Or anything purple since it is her favorite color.
Of course now that I am about to live smack between the Woodlands and Willowbrook, I am a little scared...but then again she will be in school and I never buy anything without it being tried on first....mostly ;)

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Girl.... You need an intervention! I get the cuteness factor of girl clothes, but count how many days there are in a season and figure out how many outfits she has. The possibility of wearing the same outfit more than once may not even exist if she has that much stuff!