Shirts become stretched and shorts become stained, but a good pair of shoes will last forever. Wonder where we put our money, when buying for the kids? I try to sprinkle at least one “nice” or name brand item into the outfit, and it’s usually in the footwear department. We forked over the cash for a toddler-sized pair of sturdy Keen sandals, and they’ve more than paid for themselves this summer. Ames can wear them with almost any outfit, in or out of water. A pair of collector’s Nikes (even hand-me-downs) gives Lucas a sense of pride and responsibility. You should see the way he babies those things. Avery? Avery just likes being able to look down at animals, especially scary & dangerous creatures of the sea.
When it comes to the big boys, we stay away from clothes with graphics. These items tend to become dated very quickly, and we can’t afford seasonal shopping sprees! We simply add in pieces along the way, as a need arises. And anytime we’re at a store that’s running a “two for” deal on solid tees, we load up.
My mom likes to tease I don’t like to match. I always correct her – it’s not that I don’t like to match. I just prefer to complement & coordinate. Isaiah Jane’s accompanying bloomers happened to match the pink flowers in Honor’s dress – so onto Honor they went (say that ten times fast). Isaiah Jane is our pink & purple girl, so why not throw some basic purple under her pink frock? Not one part of Lucas’ outfit technically matches another. He’s got a lot going on – white, two shades of gray, navy, & plum. But I think he looks very put together & handsome! The ladies sure seem to think so. OH MY GOSH, MIDDLE SCHOOL IS COMING.
Happy Sunday, y’all.
I’m off to nap… night shift is coming! Night shift is coming!