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up early on a saturday

By Tara Zandra | December 19, 2009

The youngest child came into my room at 6:30 this morning as she has been doing for the last couple of days. But since she was out very late last night, she wasn’t there to tell me to get up. Instead she laid down on the floor and went back to sleep. But we haven’t been setting up her makeshift bed because it’s too cold. I, myself, was rather exhausted so it didn’t register with me right away that she was just sleeping on the floor. After a few minutes I dragged myself out of bed and plopped her into the cozy place I had vacated. So, I’m up early again. I don’t care during the week, but today I have zero obligations and really just wanted to sleep. Oh well.

The girls don’t have any classes for the next 2 weeks, but honestly, I think we needed this week off as well. Trying to coordinate everything was hard. I suppose if we had been off this week, then last week would have been difficult so what’s the difference. Tabitha and I have only managed to bake two Christmas candies so far. Our original list was 7 so we’ve barely put a dent into it. Thankfully those two things made enough to divvy up between a few different coaches/instructors and other people who get a thank you Christmas gift from us. Plus there was enough left for our family to enjoy the treats as well.

I’ve done okay with my Christmas shopping. I’m not done, but I’m pleased with how much I have done. I’ll probably run out today for just a couple hours to pick up a few small things. I was able to order a lot of gifts and without having to pay expediated shipping. I also caved and put in a large Gymboree order for Miss Daisy. I had stopped buying the kids clothes back in August because of the Disney World vacation. Thankfully it’s not cold for more than a day at a time until January so it’s not like the kids needed anything. But I was suffereing withdrawals! Tabitha finally grew out of Gymboree so I didn’t even have to split the order between the kids. It made me sad though to she the “Tabi-style” dresses knowing I couldn’t buy them for her. For now I guess we’ll stick to Target, Old Navy and Gap Kids- I think she’s a little too young for abercrombie still. We’ll have more choices when she’s 12, I think, because she’ll probably be old enough for junior styles at that point. I think 10 almost 11 is hard. I don’t want to dress her too young, but I certainly don’t want to dress her too old.

Well the big kid just got up so I guess I’ll close this post now. Off to a good weekend!

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3 Responses to “up early on a saturday”

  1. Vanessa Says:
    December 19th, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I hear you on the tween clothing dilemma. Most of Gillian’s clothes are from Old Navy, but she’s edging out of the top end of their kids’ sizes. Justice goes up to an 18 and she wears a 16, so we might get another year out of them before it’s all juniors, all the time. (I think I wore a kids’ size 8/10 when I was 11 - I was a shrimp, lol.)

  2. Mel Says:
    December 19th, 2009 at 11:59 am

    B is officially out of kids clothes and it is VERY hard. I browsed the junior section at Fred Meyer with her the other day and only maybe two shirts were 10 year old appropriate and even those are cut “stretchy”, not a style I am fond of for any age. I got her a stretchy hoody but am not totally happy with it even though she was so impressed with herself for wearing junior clothes. She can wear Fred Meyer size 16 jeans, they seem to be cut longer than other 16’s I’ve found but not for long! Not really sure where to buy her clothes next so haven’t gotten her hardly anything new in a LONG time. Admittedly we rarely see anyone here in WA yet so at least she can wear the same clothes over and over more often. LOL

  3. Sandy Says:
    December 20th, 2009 at 5:51 am

    I imagine it is much harder to dress a girl at this age - everything seems so *mature*…I was looking for something for my niece & gave up. I didn’t want to buy her *teen* clothes, she’s only 8!