The Trials and Tribulations of School Shopping
So it’s school shopping time, and I don’t think I have ever hated it this much.
Big Girl is having more success finding clothes than Little Girl, but it is a challenge to keep her looking eleven with all the slutty sleezy whore-ish adult-looking clothes out there. And of course, I want her to “fit in” but I refuse to let her fit in by “hanging out.” Fortunately most of her choices are ones I can live with, and we have had no arguments yet. I was dismayed to find that she fits beautifully (and quite grown-up-ly) into a size 0 jean from Aeropostale. *Yikes* They make her look about 16. *Double*Yikes* Aeropostale, Urban Behavior, and American Eagle are now “THE” stores she wants to shop in. *sigh* Money doesn’t go so far in those stores though, and she’s had to make some tough choices this year.
Now, Little Girl has tried me to the last end of my patience. First of all, she is too small to wear a size 7, and yet is too big to wear a size 6X…so there’s our first problem. And having tried on about 20 pairs of jeans, the ones we found that fit in the waist but would need to be hemmed in the length “don’t feeeeeel good.” *grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr* And the shirts we brought home from Penney’s yesterday, didn’t “feeeeeeeeeeeeeel good” once she tried them on at home. Sleeves are a hair too long (or too short) or they’re too itchy, or scratchy, or too soft, or the button thread tickles, or they’re too long in the waist, or too tight in the waist so they don’t “feeeeeeeeeel good.” *grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr* Even the sneakers she picked “feeeel weeeeird” now that she has them home. *grrrrrrrrrrr* She has no shoes because she didn’t like any of them enough to try them on. Apparently Mary Janes aren’t cool enough for second grade. *grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*
It’s a good thing that September is warm around here…Little Girl will be wearing her summer shorts and flip flops until we find something that “feeeeeeeeels good.” *grrrrrrrrr*