Yesterday the family and I headed out to finish our Christmas shopping. I should be all done now! YES! Usually I am done by Thanksgiving, but this year I was slacking. You know how it goes. . busy, busy, busy.
While we were out shopping we decided to venture into our favorite kids clothing store, Carters, to get something cute for the kids to wear to all the holiday parties. Plus, I needed to pick up a few more gifts for my nieces. Boy, was a glad we did! Right now (through 12/24) Carters is hosting a Friends & Family Event where you can get an additional 25% off your entire purchase*. We saved a bunch of money and it’s a good thing we did because I learned something very interesting and sad yesterday while shopping. My daughter, now six, is not my baby anymore. This sweet little girl quickly turned from a baby into a very opinionated young woman when she learned she was getting a new outfit. She stood and looked through the outfits like it was the most important decision of her life, picking up shirts and pairing them with bottoms until she found the perfect outfit to fit her “style”. Style? I didn’t know that she had a “style”. Boy, was I behind on the days. I should have known better than to even suggest an outfit to her. I picked up an adorable pant and sweater pairing only to find myself being given a very teenager like “Uh, no mom. That’s not my style!”. What? Seriously. . someone tell me that it’s normal for a six year old to act this way because I thought that this wouldn’t happen until closer to 13.
So I reluctantly decided to give her some space and made myself busy shopping for my little boy, who is still happy to have mom pick out his outfits. In fact, I don’t really think he cared what I was buying as long as I got him a new pair of pajamas. That boy loves his pajamas!
To make a long story short we ended up getting an amazing amount of clothes for a very great price. This entire photo was purchased for just over $100.00. Wow, right? It was around 10 outfits in all!
For these prices my sophisticated six year old was able to shine in her own style while mom was able to get a few sweet girl outfits for her as well.
If you still need a few last minute Christmas gifts or your kids need a few new outfits like mine did, I have embedded the Friends & Family coupon that I used. You can use it both online and in the stores. It is a great way to get a huge bang for your buck on already great prices! I know every little bit helps.