I'm going to vent for a bit. I went to the mall a few days ago to do Andrew's school shopping while he was golfing with my dad... my mom and I thought we could handle it much better without a five year old constantly asking us when we could leave! :) I was under the impression that nearing the end of summer, I could pick up some great deals on t-shirts and shorts for Andrew to wear in a few weeks when he starts kindergarten. By no means is my child one who cares what he looks like, but as a mom, I would like him to look nice and un-rumpled for his first day of school! :)
But at the mall, in every store we entered, the clothing for a five year old boy was SO EXPENSIVE!!! Even on sale, t-shirts were over $15 and the regular priced ones at Gap were $22!!!! FOR ONE TINY TSHIRT. That my son will grow out of within a few MONTHS. Store after store, we were running into the same problem. I don't know about anyone else, but I am just NOT going to spend that on a growing child's clothing, no matter how cute!
So do you know where we decided to go??? Wal-Mart!!! And we found incredible deals and I was able to get Andrew an entire new wardrobe for under $60! :) Yay, I feel much more frugal and much better in light of the current economy to be saving money but not sacrificing Andrew's cuteness!!!
Anyone else have similar problems?? Where do you find cute clothes for your kiddos?! Off to take Andrew to camp for the morning, xo!