I know in the past I have encouraged everyone to go out and buy relatively expensive jammies and cookware and candles, and so today I feel the need to redeem myself and do something on the super cheap. I started by NOT going to my fave cafe for a latte this a.m. (that noise you hear is me opening the Tylenol to ward off my caffeine withdrawal headache), and I am following with a post to alert any and all to the fact that Crewcuts has a great sale section.
We all say the same thing, “They grow so fast,” especially when that DNA of ours is in baby form. But if you have a Tween, you know what I know: that DNA of ours is growing at warp speed! My 11-year-old looks like (and I say this with nothing but the greatest affection) a giraffe with puppy feet. Her legs are LONG. And her feet are way too BIG for that lithe little body of hers. And both are growing at a pace my budget cannot sustain. I think the two most common exchanges between us go something like this:
Tween: “Mom, my shoes are too small.”
Me: “Tween, we just bought new shoes. That’s impossible! Take off your socks and loosen the laces.” (yeah, I know…that doesn’t really work)
Me: “Young lady, that skirt is way too short. Off it goes! And quickly, ’cause we’re running late.”
Tween: “But we just bought this and I’ve only worn it once!”
Middle child: “Does that mean I can have it?”
So where do I go to keep my 11-year-old in appropriate length skirts (for the record – I don’t make her kneel to check the length…yet) and shoes? I check out the sale section of Crewcuts! I love how well priced the merchandise is, especially the things she outgrows rapidly like jeans, skirts and leggings. Also, I feel their selection is age appropriate. Nothing is overly mature or makes me think “put a sweater on!” And right now, the deals are unbeatable. I can pick up some cute solid color tees to mix and match for $15, her favorite leggings for under $20, and even some cute dresses for her to run around in next summer in the $15 to $30 price range. Great savings on Tween-approved clothing. Love it!