Get It Ready

Well, we cancelled our neurology appointment today and we’re probably not going to go go our neurosurgery appointment tomorrow either. Charlie is feeling much better, but if you go see your neurosurgeon when you’re off your game you may end up hospitalized with people sticking needles in your skull. As much as I LOVE holding my child down while people jab him with stuff, I think we’ll just re-schedule for later this month.

So, Charlie’s fever has subsided, and while he’s still cranky, he’s doing much better. Today I got optimistic and went out and bought clothes for our trip to Montreal. Holy crap was that expensive. You see, I live in south Louisiana. Here, it’s completely conceivable that you’ll wear shorts on Christmas day, and for the most part we don’t see cold weather until January. Even then, it’s the top story if the temperature dips below freezing. Charlie is basically decked out these days in onsesies and sleeveless rompers. he never wears socks and all of his shoes are sandals. I had to do some major shopping to get ready for Montreal’s climate.

I wanted to cry while I shopped, but in the end I realized that I’m just going to have to take this out of our “therapy budget” because there is no way we can afford to buy a winter wardrobe out of nowhere. So, here’s the stash:

That coat in the upper left-hand corner? Forty-five dollars. I’m not exaggerating when I say he’ll probably never wear it again. I did get some sales, but he’s growing, so he really didn’t have ANYTHING. This is his winter wardrobe. Christmas outfit? Thanksgiving? Nope. This is it, folks.

Still. . . we’re leaving in five days! Can’t wait.

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  1. This is probably in the “too little too late” category, but if you find yourself with an hour to spare, get thee to a thrift store! They’re absolutely jam packed with kids’ clothes, and probably a lot of stuff that’s been barely worn for the same reason Charlie will never wear this stuff again. People had to buy a coat for junior so they could go to Idaho for thanksgiving and dumped it as soon as they got back from their trip. If you can, keep the tags on that stuff till you can at least call a few local thrift stores to find out if they have winter clothes in his size.

  2. Great idea! I know just the place to go and I’ll stop by! I have NO problem bringing back some stuff. Hell, store credit at Children’s Place will always get used at my house.

  3. If you have to use the clothes, list them on ebay after. You might get a little of it back.

    Wish you were closer, I could have probably given you some of Little S’s things that no longer fit him.

  4. Bummer. I could’ve mailed you some of the winter clothes that Crew has outgrown. I’m all for second hand stuff, especially where he wont need it again.

    Good luck with your trip to Montreal!

  5. Small Town Girl says:

    Looks like a great wardrobe but would I really expect anything less from you? No, of course not. :)

    Hopefully, you’ll be able to find some good deals before you go and can take some of the spendy stuff back.

  6. Bird,
    What size is Charlie? Seriously, take back the stuff he will never wear again. My sister has two boys and a shopping addiction and I get all her hand me downs for Fletcher and I have clothes to spare and can bring them to Montreal for Charlie for this trip if you really think you will not have any use for them once you return home. The are not “this season” of course, but are in good shape and are pretty cute. Seriously, I would be happy to do it.

  7. I was going to compliment you on your stylish picks, but I think I will instead compliment Stacey on her fab idea and Erin on her equally fab offer. Very cool!

  8. Great looking wardrobe! I wish you were closer – I could’ve sent you stuff. However, even Montreal is about 8 hours away.

    I can’t wait to hear about the trip and ABR. I hope this works out for you guys!

  9. yeah for feeling better! i live in the caribbean and we get AMAZING winter clothing sales at old n.avy and the like… happy shopping.

  10. I’m glad he is feeling better! EXCITING!!!!!!

    Cute clothes, too!

  11. Before I had Merrick I always assumed it’s just not as fun to shop for boys clothes as it is girls. I. Was. So. Wrong. It’s almost more fun. I love little boy outfits. I love dressing up my son like a doll. I’m not ashamed, although one day he probably will be. Come to think of it, I think Merrick also needs a winter wardrobe…

  12. Nadine Hightower says:

    I would resale the items he doesn’t need after the trip.
    I’m so glad his fever has broken.

    Good luck in Montreal and have a safe trip.

  13. He will need to wear these clothes when he comes to my house in November. He will look good in his home state of Arkansas.