Sunday, September 6, 2009

A moment of zen brought to me by Osh Kosh B'Gosh

Geoff and I went to the outlets in Pismo today and I spent $50 at Osh Kosh B'Gosh on 1 pair of jeans, 2 sweaters and 1 shirt for Phoebe.

She needed new jeans and the sweaters ... well, one of them was an impulse buy, but they were both so cute I couldn't just pick one. And the shirt ... well, it was just (again) too cute to not buy.

I always buy her clothes too big though, knowing she'll grow into them. Or at least we hope she'll grow into them. So I always figure we'll get good use out of them. I know she'll wear those sweaters probably through spring.

And, on a sidenote, it's almost impossible to find sweaters for kids without hoods on them -- why does my almost-15 month old need a hoodie?! Have these people who design those actually put a baby in a carseat while wearing one of those!? And the sweaters I found today were SANS hoods, which is (another reason) why I had to buy 2 of them.

Anyway, the clothes I bought today were size 18 months.

And I thought how funny it is that I buy Phoebe's clothes based on age. Isn't that weird?

I wondered at what age I will start having to buy her "actual" size clothes, and not just "age" sized clothes.

And then I thought about how much easier my life would be if I just went to the store -- any store -- and picked out clothes based on age. They'd -- presumably -- be age appropriate, flame retardant and would fit and be flattering and adorable without even trying on at all.

In this world of my imagination, my life was SO MUCH SIMPLER!

And then I realized the jeans I bought the other day were size 31.

And I really hope next year I don't have to buy size 32.

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