This was my weekend off, and I needed it! Excepting there was no resting, not when school starts this week and it’s time to check for school clothes.
But that’s a lot, the bi-annual changeout of clothes for six children!
My plan was simple. We spent last week just bringing the boxes in from the garage. Then we spent the week washing everything again, and just making a giant pile in the living room. Then we sorted it into girls and boys and sizes. That way, we were ready this weekend, to go through everything.
I spread out the legos to keep them all occupied. Then two at a time brought me all their hanging up clothes from the closet and tried on everything in their pile. We passed on what was too little, got rid of anything worn out, and celebrated anything too small for Barrett or Kyrie because it meant we could get rid of it all together.
Anber was the most excited, because she finally reached size 6. She had been dying for this because she knows when Mary was 6 was when we also had little Rose the same size, so Anber inherited whatever they grew out of – and has been waiting for it for three years. They remember this kind of thing!
And everyone has enough for school to start while it is still hot.
But Mary and Alex have no winter clothes at all (size 10/12), so tell us if you see any good deals or have anything you are passing on! I think we are set otherwise, for the most part, even with shoes.
It’s a relief to have that done, even if we know their closets won’t always look this nice:
School clothes, check!
Now, we just need haircuts for the boys and braids and beads for the girls.
And an interpreter for Mary.
(And holding our breath for Kirk’s new glasses to get here.)
We are almost ready!