Went back to school shopping with my 5-year-old daughter.  I’ll say right now that I hate shopping.  Always have.  It takes me forever to find anything I like and then I spend another forever trying to decide if it is worth the money.  Did I mention I’m indecisive?  Oh and I have no fashion sense.  Ask anyone who knows me.  They will tell you that I should not be allowed to pick my own clothes.  Well anyway, this shopping was for kids’ clothes for school.   Tax fee starting today and I had a 20% off coupon.  Oh yeah!

So I take my daughter with me, forgetting that she is a fashionista and loves shopping for clothes.  Oops.  This trip is going to take longer than I thought.  I’m looking for the cheapest cute clothes and she is dazzled by all kinds of stuff.  Luckily we’re at Kohl’s so she can only spend so much per item.  She spots an outfit on the wall with a scarf (see photo) and absolutely must have it.  I don’t think I would have picked this out for her in a million years.  A scarf?  An accessory?  I don’t understand.  My outfits mostly consist of shorts and t-shirts.

OK, she really, really wants it and who am I to deny one with some fashion sense an outfit and accessory bundle.  In the cart and we move on.  But there are so many other dresses, outfits, and glittery whatevers that she thinks are “soooo cute”.  Am I ever going to get out of this store?  Get this, she sees the girl size bras and tries to tell me that they would fit her.  Uh, no way.  You are 5! Don’t need that right now.

I drag her from the girls section long enough to pick up some shirts and bottoms for my 6-year-old son.  Probably took 5 minutes to grab anything with an animal on it.  Now back to the girls section because she wants a belt.  Huh?  Your bottoms are adjustable.  You do not need a belt.  Luckily they don’t seem to have belts for her age.  Thank goodness.

Now we’re off to look at some headbands and leave.  4 headbands later (and a necklace 80% off for me) and we’re out of there.  I almost fainted when the cashier rang up the total.  By far the most expensive Kohl’s trip ever.  And it was all for a 5-year-old and a 6-year-old (except for my necklace).

I can’t imagine what shopping is going to be like when she gets older and actually realizes that some people shop just for fun and to get the latest trend.  I’m gonna be in big trouble.  And broke.

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