Yesterday I got a special treat: Ryan took the day off. We thought about just laying low, but then decided to take a drive in the Santa Cruz mountains, and do a little bit of strolling through one of our favorite towns. It was great. Even the weather cooperated; the sun was actually shining for one of the first days in over a month.
Of course, the highlight of my day was scoring big at BabyGap. You ever feel like somehow you’re just clueless about how to find good stuff at great prices? I feel like that an awful lot of the time. Somehow I’m just never in the right place at the right time. But not yesterday! Long story short, I found racks of pants marked down to $7-10. Good pants, too, like this and this. Those awesome prices, combined with two gift certificates, meant that I walked away with four pairs of pants and a wool, fleece-lined hooded sweater and only paid $17. I was psyched.
And I learned the hard way this past holiday season that no matter the price, if I see little boy dress pants in black or gray, buy them. My little man wore brown to the Candlelight Service, and jeans with his Christmas sweater, because I had naively thought I would get dress pants on sale after Thanksgiving. By the time I was ready to shell out full price for a pair, there were none to be found. None. Brietta encouraged me to just start a collection and to buy on sight. And so in the last two weeks I’ve grabbed a pair of gray flannel dress pants in a size 2, and those black ones in size 3. Next Christmas, you better believe it, my son is going to be dressed appropriately.
Of course, none of that helps me with Easter, which is now approaching. *sigh* I’ll be on track one of these days.