Shopping for my kids is like a chore. There are so many set-backs to shopping when you have four kids. It’s not fun to take all 4 at the same time. In fact, it’s darn near impossible! I’ve attempted to take one baby and one kid, two kids, two babies, no matter the math, I always seem to get the equation wrong. I can’t help but think of my most recent experience with my daughter and one of the twins where she was trying on clothes in an over-sized dressing room, and he was on the loose, running around screaming, slamming the door, pulling apart the products. I couldn’t get out of there fast enough! Need less to say, on-line shopping is a necessary part of life for my family.
One may think you just pop on the computer, pick a store and get shopping, but it’s not that easy for me. I love the kids to have a bit of an eclectic style, butI’m a traditionalist at heart and tend to go for the classic, traditional, preppy look. And, yes, I am one of those moms who likes her kids to coordinate. Not matchy-matchy, but definitely blend well and look nicely together.
Before I jump on the Internet, I look through the catalogs I get in the mail. I have to narrow down the special occasions or reasons behind my shopping: Easter outfits, summer vacation, birthday, camp, etc. Every now and then I’ll ask the kids their opinion on colors, styles, but most often, I’m shopping by myself, when they are all in bed. Once I’ve identified the styles and colors I’m looking for, then I go on-line and begin my search for the best deals. I have my go-to stores, but I’m open to trying new things. Especially if that new store meets my expectations and more.