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Unexpected Clothing Expense

November 17th, 2014 at 07:23 pm

It was pretty chilly this morning, and so F was going to wear jeans (instead of the thinner leggings she usually wears). They were waaaay too small (size 6x and she's 9 years old... but the 10/12's that I had bought: still too big).

So: trip to Target. It was ok, because last night we realized she doesn't have any long-sleeved pajama shirts (just short-sleeved). I tossed all of the pj shirts that didn't fit sometime in early September and didn't realize that there were no long-sleeved shirts left!

In my defense, she was in a 6x bottoms for so long, that I somehow lost track. Her size 8 tops have a lot of room but are above her bellybutton and the sleeves are just below her elbow. But the 10/12 - huge! They don't make size 9. So - it's 10/12 shirts and size 8 bottoms.

Got her three pairs of jeans/jeggings (the soft kind she'll wear, but warm, 1 tshirt and 2 tshirts to wear as pajama tops.

And I had a coupon for $3 off D's shampoo, so I got that, too.

Plus a few misc. food items (including a bag of m&m's and a few other snacks to take on our road trip).

I made it back in time for a conference call with my hotel client (that project probably won't be due for 2-3 weeks, so my workload is pretty light through Thanksgiving - phew!).

And then I sorted our health insurance for next year for me and F. (D is covered through work).





3 Responses to “Unexpected Clothing Expense”

  1. Carol Says:

    I think kid's clothes are a challenge nowadays--size and appropriately kid-like for preteen girls are struggles here. (Also pants they will wear-- I will have to look for leggings.)

  2. Bluebird Says:

    That happened to me last week. My younger son had outgrown my older son's winter coat hand me down, and older son had pants that were suddenly too short!

  3. Buendia Says:

    The leggings, particularly those super-soft jean-leggings, are so great!

    And somehow when they grow out of stuff it's always a surprise... I feel like I'm so on top of it, but I never am!

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