Find anything good this week? I sure did. Our local Once Upon a Child had its $1 clearance sale this week (if you have or buy one of their reusable shopping bags, all clearance items are only $1), and a friend convinced me to be there just as the store opened on the first day. And I’m afraid I went a little crazy.
I got all of this — about twelve outfits for my youngest — for $24. And it felt great. I hate to say it, but you lose a bit of the joy that comes with shopping when you decide to go fair-labor, and I really needed a little retail therapy. And I almost never buy new clothes for my youngest because, well, she’s a baby, and it’s summer, and she’s happy in one of her older sister’s old onesies. But I love seeing her in these old, new clothes. She’s all set for fall now with a little broken-in trousseau of her own.
This is one of her new, $2 outfits. Despite all my efforts, and despite the fact that we were only there for a little while, she got a touch of sun at the park yesterday. Ugh, I’m officially the worst mother ever. Does anyone else have red-headed, fair-skinned children? I want to feel like I’m not alone in my war against the sun.
Well, moving on, I had to post about another “treasure” that graced our household this week; my husband made a new top for our train table and a whole series of “monster truck hills” for my boys.
In case you didn’t know already, my younger son is obsessed with monster trucks. The new set is already seeing a lot of action in our household . . .
I love the angles and curves of the hills outlined in black and white and the timelessness of little boys playing with trucks and cars. And hurray, hurray, hurray for fair-labor toys! Especially those made by a loving, thoughtful, and talented daddy.
I would LOVE to see pics of any fair-labor treasures you’ve bought, found, or made this week; just post a flickr or blog link in the comments.