I admit it, after my ultrasound revealed sugar and spice and everything nice, I knew a moment of fear. Fear that I wouldn't be able to resist the aisles and aisles of cute pink clothes and could end up baby-shopping myself into bankruptcy. I mean, who can resist turning their little girl into a princess/diva/mini-me. Probably not me.
So before I made that first onesie purchase, I came up with the golden rule for buying clothes for my children - I WILL NOT BUY ANY OUTFIT FOR MORE THAN $10. No exceptions. That's the only rule I need. How did I come up with $10? Fairly arbitrary number that I hope will keep me out of the poorhouse. How has that worked out for me so far? Well,
- I've escaped several emotional purchases
- I've been very creative with coupons and discounts. Most of my pieces have been below the $5 price point
- It's hard to find pretty dresses for special occcasions at this price point.
I don't know, but what I do know is the most beautiful outfit my girls can wear is their character and it's my job as a mother to ensure that they are understand that a beautiful heart trumps expensive clothes.