I HATE shopping for clothes for the girls. Yeah I know I've complained about this before, but I really really really do avoid it at all costs and I've just pretty much had to give in and get some things for Jenna. Usually I'm skilled in the art of finding things for nothing, but although I've had some great freebies and a couple of nice charity shop bits, this girl keeps on getting taller and her wardrobe is even more empty than mine (!) so when we saw actual little-girl-suitable things in Tesco...OK there is a little vestige of guilt at buying new. And buying SUPERMARKET new. But the girl has clothes! Nice clothes, that aren't too pastel nicey nicey, are fairly tough and loose-fitting and proper PLAY CLOTHES. She chose a skirt, and it's cord and knee length!
Now all the people who don't have children are wondering what on earth I'm going on about, and all the parents with older girls are going, "ooh, Tesco did you say?" ;)
Even better, my big girl also has new boots. Hot pink Doc Martens no less. And a coat. Which I *really* want in my size. This coat. It's more purple than the picture, and has one of those gathered backs so it's all swirly and full.So yes, I could have that rant again about older girls clothes all being pre-teen and icky, and all the shoes being School Shoes etc etc don't-even-get-me-started-on-the-gender-specific-grossness-and-slogan-type-stuff but... I found my girly some clothes! She likes them. I like them. She can live in them, play in them, climb in them. Thank goodness for that!