Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Clothing Shopping with Kids

I have never been much of a shopper.  I like having clothes to wear that are comfortable and look good, but I'm not up on the latest fashions nor do I have a closet overflowing with skirts and slacks and shoes.  In fact, I consider it a huge win if I'm able to find something I like and buy it in multiple colours.  So, as you may imagine, I don't tend to spend hours browsing the racks.

Anyway, something came up that I needed to buy a new outfit for.  I didn't want to have to ask anyone to watch Sprout, so I brought her with me.  I thought I was quick on shopping trips before, I am now Usain Bolt.

After the two minute drive to the nearby mall, Sprout got tossed into the umbrella stroller, we walked into one store, I tried on six items, and we walked out with my new outfit.  DONE.  Seriously, that's unheard of even for someone who is a quick shopper, right?

I'll get Jen's opinion tonight, but barring any negative comments from her, I think today's trip might qualify for a Guinness Book of World Records submission.

It reminded me of what it's like getting a shower (...or eating ...or going pee) after you've had a kid: You never knew you could do it so quickly.  Remarkable really.


  1. I think I could give you a run for your money. I am not a shopper either. Jenn loves it. At Christmas time, I will only go to a mall if we have a list and a game plan. I needed an outfit the other day too. I walked in Banana Republic, tried on only THREE outfits and walked out with a winner :)

  2. Ha. Shopping with my partner is like this. She has such a sort attention span for shopping that I do research online first, and then take her into one shop to try on.

    Also, I have nominated you for a liebster award on my blog.

  3. that's pretty amazing. I probably could do this with Felix now that I think about it...ever since Miles came along I have had to buy all my clothes online or else wait until a weekend and sneak away from both kids.