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.
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*
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.