So, today began the insanity of school shopping for the girls. Heath took Karli for her supplies while I took Lilly to Karate this morning. Then, I took Lilly for supplies when she got out of class... I happened to see Heath and Karli leaving Target when we were going in, but I thought they would just go home or do something else since I had planned on taking them clothes shopping separately today. As we were getting Lilly's supplies, Heath and Karli came into the store and Heath said " I figured you can get Karli's clothes too since we are here." *le sigh*
So, we finish with supplies and go look for clothes... What. A. Nightmare!
To give you an idea of why it is a nightmare to shop for my girls... they go to private school, so they have a strict dress code/uniform. I love the fact that it is so easy in the mornings, but...finding clothes for my youngest is next to impossible for this dress code.
Dress code is as follows : Shirts have to be plain/ plaid or striped ( shirts are easy to find in her size..no worries there!)
Pants: Karli can wear jeans for the next 2 years except on Wednesdays. On Wednesdays, she has to wear Khaki pants/skirt or shorts with her uniform shirt for Chapel Day..
The difference is that Lilly cannot wear jeans at all..she has to wear blue/black or khaki every day but Wednesday when it is the same for everyone: khaki with the uniform shirt..
Here is the impossible part: Karli will be 4 in 2 weeks. She is 39.5" tall and 27 lbs. She wears a 12 month in skirts and shorts, but needs a 4T for length! I had to get her at least 1 pair of pants and 1 skirt in Khaki and they were 4T, fully adjusted and are still way too big!
So, now I have to go on the hunt for jeans, shoes, a belt ( yeah...like they have belts for a 13" waist! LOL) for Karli.. and more pants/shorts/skirts for Lilly as well as shoes and belt for her as well.
I spent $119 at Old Navy and $20 at Gymboree today. At Old Navy, Lilly got 1 pair of Khaki pants, 1 skirt and 1 pair of shorts and a couple of shirts.. Karli got 1 pair of pants and shirts.. I got Karli a skirt at Gymboree...and $100 at Target between the 2 kids... now, I have no issue with the money... I just hate that I didn't even get everything clothing wise because my kid is so tiny! I still have to buy uniform shirts through the school as well.
I wish Karli was normal.. she eats all.the.time, but the kid has the most amazing metabolism ever. I know how my mom felt trying to clothe me now since I was tiny when I was little as well. LOL ... Today was pure torture...and it's not over since I still have to shop some more since school starts in 16 days.
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