Dear Mom & Dad,
I had no idea back to school shopping was such a royal pain in the butt. [No pun intended. Congrats on being a new Boy Mom, Kate. They’re so! much! fun! But pointer number 1? Let someone else do your school shopping. You’re welcome.]
[Back to my letter to my parents.]
Really, I’m sorry.
Butter & I [along with Bear & GrandMom] hit Kohl’s today. The original plan was to look for shoes, but Bear had other ideas, so I figured, hey, let’s look for school clothes while we’re here.
Butter’s new school has a uniform. Black/khaki/navy blue pants & solid color tops with sleeves & collars. Not as stringent as it could be, but not like anything I’ve ever even thought of since that one year school uniforms were the topic for the debate team.
For one, he’s too big for the stuff that “should” fit him. He’s a big kid. He’s about four inches below my shoulder & while that’s no great height or anything, he only turns FIVE on Wednesday. He’s much bigger than he needs to be at this age, thankyouverymuch. Did I ever tell the story about how I was eye level with a seven year old at Disney World? That was a peek into my future, people.
So, being a big kid, he wears big clothes. [Har, har, har.] He’s currently in size 7 pants. CURRENTLY. He has one pair of size 8 shorts that didn’t work out so well this morning. We looked at size 7 shirts & pants today & nope. No way. Not going to work. I’d rather not buy clothes he’s going to out grown within the first two weeks of school, thanks.
We tried on size 8 shirts & he looked like he was drowning in them. The size 8 slim pants just fit, and the size 8 regular pants are too big. And he was cranky the entire time we were trying things on. I miss the days when I could just buy him clothes & know they were going to fit.
So yeah, I’m sorry Mom & Dad. I’m sorry back to school shopping was probably a miserable experience. I APOLOGIZE FOR EVERYTHING. This STINKS. [We will be trying other stores. And I’m not looking forward to it at all.]
In the mean time. These two kill me.