Tuesday, May 17, 2005

My debit card

has been getting quite the workout lately. First on Saturday.... shopping at Kohl's with Emily. We bought 2 new knit camisoles to layer under some of her shirts and a new denim skirt. Only $37 that time. Then Monday we spent the afternoon at the mall. 2 more camisoles at Buckle, to the tune of $9 each. Also a gauzy prairie skirt (finally!! something past the knees!!) at Wet Seal; I spent $22.50 on it, while Emily used $10.50 of her own money on a top to go with it. (I have to say that both of those last 2 stores usually have very few items in them that meet my standards.... modest clothing is so hard to find these days!)

The biggest outlay was today, though.... and at Wal-Mart of all places. 3 pairs of jeans for Noah, 2 pair for Joel, 3 pairs of pants and 2 shirts for Halle, 2 pairs of pants for Emily, some Star Wars boxer briefs for Joel (yeah, those were a real necessity... NOT), and a shirt, skirt, and sunglasses for ME! Grand total.... $177 and some change. The outfit for me was the find of the day; I'd been looking for a couple of weeks for something I could wear to a wedding at the end of the month. Total cost of the 2 pieces: less than $24.

I hope my card can take a rest now. It deserves one.

9 comments:

Mellie Helen said...

You might want to check out the article "Planned Purity" in the Summer 2005 edition of Christian Parenting Today magazine. It addresses the "modest dress" issue and its implications, and opens up a good dialogue between parents and children.

Thumper said...

You know clothing is getting out of hand when a 22 year old very liberal male shakes his head and complains about what teenagers are wearing these days. I don't even remember where we were, but some 13 or 14 year old walked past in low rise jeans and a crop top, both so tight you could practically tell the girl's religion, and he muttered "MY kid would never leave the house like that.."

I had to bite my tongue, remembering the arguements ver the jeans he wore halfway down his butt...

But he's right...who lets their kids out dressed like little hookers??? And why is it so HARD to find clothes that don't make them all look like that?

Crazy Single Mom said...

I always say my child will NOT dress like that...I mean really, they're kids after all. Hard to do in this world where everything you see is so revealing!

VJ said...

I might come knocking for advice if we end up moving. I really hope that won't be the case.

Good luck on your last minute preparations and the drive out there.

Sharon said...

I too wanted to wish you luck on your drive....

Wickwire said...

Buckle, nine dollars
Wal mart $177.00
Four beautiful children and a good dog, Priceless!

I have one son who is two years old, I just bought $247.00 worth of clothes and shoes for him at OshKosh B'Gosh.

Ms. Mac said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment today!

The Complimenting Commenter said...

I hope it wasn't smoking when all was said and done. Entertaining post. Hopefully everthing will fit and look fantabulous.

Indigo said...

Isn't it crazy? When I look at how much I could spend on clothes for the family it makes my head spin. Lucky for me, my mom works at Kohl's and she gets a huge discount, as well as pulls tons of stuff for my daughter aside for the future.

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