How much is too much or not enough, school clothes?
I have a problem with my husband and clothes shopping. I don't know if he is just a cheapskate tightwad or if he's just plain selfish or clueless. This summer he only allowed my 10 yr old 2 pairs of gym type shorts and one tshirt and some flip flops for her summer wardrobe. When I bought her clothes we bought much more than that because she's not hard on her clothes and some things would be incorporated into her back to school wardrobe. We live in Texas and it's still vey hot here and will be for at least another 2 months before we see weather suitable for long pants. I had a hard time finding shorts and capris for her to wear to school. I had to argue with him to get him to buy her the 3 pairs of capris I finally found, one pair of skinny jeans and one pair of bermuda shorts I could find and the 5 tshirts. Then when I told him next payday we needed to buy her shoes, bras, panties, socks, and a school bag (she had her old one since kdg.) He had a fit and wanted to know why she needed so much. The shorts and capris were on clearance. We didn't pay much for what we bought, I'm a serious bargain hunter. We didn't have to buy much school supplies because I bought in bulk when I still had my older kids at home. I probably wont have to buy much ever again since i have several cases of loose leaf paper, spirals, comp books, pencils and those plastic pocket folders. Was this too much to buy? We are not low income, not rich either but We make enough to pay our bills and live. I hate to tell him she needs a jacket for fall and a coat for the cold weather and will need a few pairs of long pants sometime around mid november. What do you buy for school clothes? Can they get through a week without doing laundry?