Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Best Dressed Kid in Town

My sister-in-law is a good shopper. She finds the deals by shopping the sales, the clearance and the extra percentage off. We're not just talking Target or Walmart deals though. We're talking Polo, Gap, Carters, Old Navy, OshKosh, etc deals. So my nephew is a well dressed kid . . . and so is Josh. Why Josh you ask? Well, my nephew was kind of a surprise to their family and he is definitely the last kid over there. With only two older sisters, he needed all new clothes every year. Well, since Josh is the nearest cousin in age, sex and distance wise, he gets all the hand me downs. Josh has more clothes than Tim and I combined. If you don't believe me, take a look for yourself.

Here we have jeans and shorts. There are six stacks each about 4-5 deep. Wow.

Here are the short sleeved shirts. Again six stacks - each one about 9 shirts deeps.

And here we have the long sleeved shirts and sweaters.

Here we have the pajamas. Yes folks, a whole drawer full of pajamas.

And last, but not least, the church clothes. Here we have a half a closet of clothes he can wear to church. There are enough choices in there that he doesn't have to wear the same thing to church for four and a half months!
You might say, "Why don't you just put some in storage. Oh, we have. We have about 8 big storage bins in our neighbor's storage shed. These are just the clothes that fit him right now. I'm thinking about opening my own Kid to Kid when Benj is finished with these.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Plea to Jane Austen

Ms. Austen - I'm sorry that I haven't given your books and movies the time they deserve this past year and particularly this summer. I have spent my time watching dribble including Desperate Housewives and Teen Mom instead enjoying the literary splendor that are your great works. I know that I skipped over Sense and Sensibility on Netflix streaming to watch something lame that I can't even remember. I know that Pride and Prejudice has been sitting on my shelf for many years without being watched. I know that the only reason that I read one of your books recently was because it was part of book club a year ago. I am sorry and did not mean to offend. I suppose watching The Jane Austen Book Club when it came on tv was not enough. I will begin watching Pride and Prejudice today during quiet time. I will go to the library and check out Sense and Sensibility. Please, just please let me find my copies of Persuasion. Both are missing and they are not streaming on Netflix. I need to find my Persuasion. Again I am sorry and any help you can render would be greatly appreciated.