Only 40 days or so!!!

Tonight Hubby is taking me out for a wonderful dinner (yum…crab legs). I can’t wait!!

The next couple weeks are going to be getting ready for school time. Last year it was not fun getting Boo ready for the earlier rising time (I still don’t think that was my child!!). So this year we are starting out slow, and making our way to the earlier time. It isn’t a ton earlier than now, only about 30 minutes, but that huge for a 6 year old!

We also have to start shopping for school supplies, and a few pieces of school clothes. Boo’s supply list isn’t to bad, but man does that child need jeans. She grew out of all but two pair this summer. And those two won’t last much longer.

This is where thrift stores come into play. I would love it if I could buy the kids clothes from the name brand stores, because I love Old Navy and The Children’s Place. But let’s be realistic…it ain’t going to happen!

So, I will spend the next three weekends making my rounds of the 6 or so thrift stores I go too. Unfortunately, I have to bring Boo with me, because she is at the size where some things fit, and others don’t. It is a game almost. I do not like that part. I used to be able to run into a store, grab what I need and know that it would fit. No longer I am afraid.

We are on the hunt for jeans, track suits and sweaters. Hunter needs jeans too, since he skipped a size so none of the clothes he got for Christmas fit anymore.

Both kids need shoes, but thankfully last spring I found Walmart tennis shoes on clearance. I got Boo two pair, and she is now growing out of one of them. So, the other pair will come out right before school starts. Who wants shoes that are bright white when school starts. I never did as a kid.

What do you buy for your kids for school clothes? Do you spend a lot before the year starts or wait to see what they need a little later?

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