It's not secret I like seasonal shopping and shopping for the kids is my jam. What I don't always love is the closet clean-out that is required before I can do any shopping. I mean, I truly love organizing and re-imaginging wardrobes with all the new and exciting pieces that we find, but actually emptying the drawers and hangers of all the too small items kind of stresses me out. It seems simple enough to do but with a toddler underfoot it can be.... an adventure.
Some pieces that are too small are his "favorite" and I'm the worst mom ever for getting rid of them. Never mind the fact that the pants ankles are practically at his knees or the shirts have holes or you can see his midsection. He LOVES them.
This year I did something different, I took him with me to go pick out a few fun items from OshKosh B'gosh to help the closet clean out go a little more smoothly. I figured, if he had new pieces to be excited about, he won't really miss that raggedy dino tee from last summer.
I was right.
He is jazzed about his clothes and had so much fun running around the store picking up ALL THE THINGS and declaring them his new favorite. I had to remind him that while we had a 25% off coupon for our $40 + purchase we were still on a budget. But that's just another thing I love about Osh Kosh, we get a LOT of bang for our buck and I feel like I can ball out in there and not have buyers remorse when my husband asks how much I spent.
He still has pieces we bought in the fall that will mix well with our new spring style and I know these new items will last well into the summer. And for a mom who's kid is literally growing like a weed, seriously y'all, I don't understand how a 5-year old is so tall, it's basically a dream come true. While I focus more on comfort and fun styles, my husband wants the boy to look a little dapper as well. I love that with OshKosh we get the best of both worlds. He gets to rock fly duds that last for several seasons, that express his little personality and I get to rest easy knowing his clothes will last.
And can we just talk about all the fun color combinations? I LOVE that they have so many bright and fresh color mixes for Springtime fun! I'm actually looking forward to taking family pictures this season as I know at least ONE of my kids will be well put together. We also picked out another more look as he loves a good polo style shirt and shorts. The husband likes that he is still casual but looks "cool" as he puts it. I can get with that.
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Listen mamas, we all know cleaning out closets seasonally isn't the most fun but I've found that having the kids help in choosing replacement items makes it a little bit easier for them when you toss/donate their favorite shirt that has now turned into a paint magnet. But I'd LOVE to hear from you what are some of your favorite
So what are you waiting for? Get to an OshKosh store near you and get to shopping!!