Last week while I was visiting my daughter she ask me to help go through her daughters clothes to prepare for school shopping. Going school clothes shopping was always a big deal to my daughter. She is a lot more excited than my granddaughter who is just starting kindergarten and has never experienced this tradition. The exercise proceeded like this. Mom sorted the clothes in daughter’s closet, daughter tried on clothes that were acceptable for school clothes, and grandma hung the acceptable clothes back on hangers. The last step was to match up clothes that could be worn together. After the tedious task was complete, Mom, my daughter had a very saddened look on her face because her daughter didn’t need very many clothes to start school. She looked like a little girl who had just lost her ice cream scoop from her ice cream cone. This years school shopping was not going to be as much fun as she had hoped it would be, but the great news, it will also not be as expensive.
This really got me thinking about how this event had come too mean so much to my daughter. Every year when it was time to get ready for school I would make an adventure out of the task. As I was pondering my past experiences I realized that I had raised my kids during the recession in the early nineties and I thought there were some things I had learned that could help mothers today. My husband and I lost half of our income and were forced to learn how to stretch our money. The kids and I would take inventory of what we had that would work and make a list of what we needed. Then we would plan a day for the quest. We were on a mission. I believe it was this attitude that made this experience so much fun for my children.
Here is your mission if you choose to accept it.
GET THE MOST FROM YOUR SCHOOL CLOTHES BUDGET.
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