Friday, December 16, 2005

Hand-Me-Downs RULE!

I am so lucky. Scratch that. The Geej is so lucky. From even before her arrival, my wonderful, WONDERFUL girlfriends began showering me with gently used clothes from their own children. I am lucky because Malcontent Mama's daughter (who also happens to be my goddaughter) is seasonally in sync with The Geej when it comes to sizes. But I've also gotten clothes from this gal, and this one, and at least 4 or 5 others. I've only actually BOUGHT this child o' mine about $100 worth of stuff in the past year. It's very cool to be in this clothing pipeline as a) it saves money, b) it makes sense from a recycling, conscious consumerism perspective, and c) the damn kids outgrow stuff so fast anyway that they probably only wear it 3 or 4 times before it's dunzo.
The outfit you see here was a hand-me-down, and I'm embarrassed to say that I can't remember from whom. But I've been dying to see The Geej in it since the day I got it. Today she wore it to daycare since it's her last day there for two weeks (that's right, they're closed for two weeks, but I'm lucky enough to get to pay a full month's tuition. Yay!). Might I just say, she looked edible.

3 comments:

Mama Malcontent said...

Awwwwww- the Geej looks better in that than Annie O. ever did. We have the font of quality children's clothes, Deb Coulter, to thank for that one. Pass it on and pay it forward, girlfriend/sister.

amamgets said...

She's beyond cute.

We have dear friend whose daughter is two years ahead of our girlfriend, and our boy is two years ahead of theirs... it totally rocks. I saves major money, and keeps me mall-free-- yahoo!

amamgets said...

Good lord, I need to proof before posting-- make that 'dear friends' and 'It saves'-- yikes!

So, KM-- to to my blog and click on the 'go george go' link-- you will love it!