Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Anew dress for Summer??Don't be silly...



I am in need of some Summer clothes.My plan this month was to go and treat myself, however my hopes have been dashed.Son#1 has no Summer clothes either... The pesky child will keep growing and, going through his drawers the other day, we noticed that he had nothing to wear... unless you can count a pair of old swimming trunks and a free t-shirt from last year's Summer Holiday company.


Being the kind/gullible mother I am I went out at the weekend and spent my money...yes, my clothes money....on him.He now has shorts and t-shirts and is generally going to look a million dollars each time he steps out of the house.And me?? I still have nothing to wear, plus I have no money because its all gone on him.


When you sign up for the whole children malarkey no bugger ever mentions that you have to be so bloody selfless. Yes, I thought I would have a few sleepless nights. Yes, I knew that I would possibly have to throw myself before a speeding bullet to save my child/children... But nobody ever mentioned that I would have to give up really important stuff.... like new clothes and make up.

And I love clothes....I would love to have some nice Summer clothes where my belly doesn't hang over my skirt, competing with my boobs hanging over my top.I don't need designer....just a couple of skirts and a couple of blouses...


Still...my children look nice. Perhaps I'll just have to stand behind them...

5 comments:

rowan said...

Being a mom is the toughest job in the world and you are doing an amazing job!!! I don't have kids yet, but I plan too someday... I worry sometimes if I'll be able to handle it! it takes such patience and abounding,unconditional love!

Urban Cynic said...

Oh dear; I agree with Rowan & this is why I don't have any. The way people appear to feel about babies, I feel about puppies so I chose shoes over children & am very happy with my decision! I'm off today to source a capsule wardrobe (been watching a lot of Gok!)

Joking aside, my Mum had me when she was 16 so I could see the sacrifices that she made; & I just never fancied it for myself- it seemed an all or nothing kinda decision. That top dress is lovely though; I wonder where I can buy one...?

Maybe you could 'borrow' some money from his inheritence?

Sue Jacquette said...

Oh no. Run out now and buy yourself something. Anything. Just do it.

Sarah said...

You know what? I have decided today that this sort of situation is exactly the reason God created credit cards.... a small percentage of his inheritance is going to end up, tomorrow afternoon, in slinky clothes ...pour moi!!!

Thank you for your kind thoughts, chaps!!S

Inkling said...

Good for you. Sometimes credit cards are in order, and a small purchase for oneself after a selfless day of caring for one's offspring is just the reason. I did that when I bought summer sandals while I was also buying the next size of onesies, sleepers, and church clothes for my little one. I still look at those summer sandals and sigh with a sort of delight whenever I see them. Yes, that money was supposed to go for the next size carseat for our little guy, but I'll have time to save it up again before he needs it.

Here we have shops (Marshall's, TJ Maxx, Ross) that sell department store clothing for a discounted price. Usually, it's from last season's designer collection or overstocks from this season. That's the only way I get new clothes or shoes. I don't know if you have anything like that in the UK though.

I hope you found some lovely things and that you find your day brighter just because of a simple purchase. It's always good for a mum to take care of herself, for it gives new strength to pouring one's life out for her children.

Blessings to you.