Yesterday Summer had her yearly check up, of course she's perfect. I love that now that she's a bit older the doctors stop speaking to me and only ask her questions. "How much TV do you watch? Do you wear a bike helmet? Do you wear a seat belt?Do you eat fruits and veggies? Do you drink 3 glasses of milk everyday?" Never once looking at me,knowing they would get more honest answers from a 7 year old. Thank God all of those things are kinda important around here ( I did let her go without a helmet at the campground a bit) and she probably watches too much TV, but she's lucky to see 1 show a day once school starts and she's usually awake before me, so I guess I will try to ease my guilt with those excuses.
After the appointment, we went school shopping with the $$ from the Yard Sale( $300 thank you very much!!!) I need to keep school shopping pretty simple. If I buy too elaborate outfits, I never let her wear them and then its like a total waste. Go for the basics. OK, so I know there are a few Momma's reading thing and please tell me if ya'll are having the same troubles I am. Summer wears a 6x-7. What I find are appropriate clothes up to size 6 and skanky streetwalkers apparel for the 7-16 crowd. Ugghh. How many Hannah Montana shirts does one girl really need? Penneys ,Yonkers, even Sears...like 4 racks of all Hannah garbage. Listen people, if I wanted any more of that junk, I would go to Walmart where I can get one of her crappy tees for $6.(I know this because we have several)
So basically, I bought everything at the Childrens Place. Any other fed up mothers will have also gone there and I will know because they will be dressed the same as my girl. (kinda small selection) At least its age appropriate. My other favorite is Gymboree and their sale starts Thursday. So might try to find a total matchy-matchy outfit there. Again, their clothes are suited for young children. According to my sister-in-law (Laura) it only gets worse. She has an 11 year old girl and is running out of options. I want my girls to look their ages. Not like miniature teenagers. I don't really even want my teenagers to look like teenagers, but thats for another worry-fest.
However, we did come home with 3 pair of satin undies for Summer and proceeded to give Jason a bit of a heart attack....:)