02 September 2013

Thrifty Kids, part 4

Lands' End blazer, new with tags ($79.50), $5.99, Polo green tennis shirt, $1.99, Children's Place khakis, $3.99, boat shoes, $4.99
The other day, I had to meet someone for a brief interview at the Shop. The meeting was in the afternoon, and I had the kids in tow. I told them we would go out to lunch at the local taqueria, and that afterwards I needed them to be good and quiet for just a little while so I could talk to another grown-up. When I got dressed in a jacket and tie to meet said grown-up, both children insisted in dressing in kind. The Girl was happy to wear a cute sun dress. The Boy actually argued for a proper shirt and tie, until I assured him that khakis and a tennis shirt with a navy blazer was perfectly acceptable for a warm afternoon in late Summer. Begrudgingly, he finally agreed.
Bare ankles and boat shoes are, of course, de rigeuer. Like father, like son.


Anonymous said...

It's no exaggeration to say that tales of you, your lovely kids and good times on a micro budget finally nudged me into taking the plunge and start trying for a family myself.

WSTKS-FM Worldwide said...

Excellent! Most excellent.

Best Regards,

Heinz-Ulrich von B.

Anonymous said...

Super cute kid.

Eric said...

I rarely leave comments on blogs, but this post inspired me. As a new father (miss G as is she is affectionately known is 4 months old) I aspire to have my children follow my lead in concern for their appearance, not so much in a self-centered middle schooler way, but in a I care about what I look like and don't want to look like a sloppy over grown child kind of way. Your blog continues to inspire in that way, thank you.