Here are a few questions for you this weekend:
1) Do you take your kids school clothes shopping, as in an actual shopping trip and wham bam get all the outfits then? (I'd also love to know your kids' ages) I'm a "grazing shopper"... I don't do big shopping sprees, and I tend to buy a little here, a little there and shop when I find good sales (as in.... Children's Place sales + coupon + CP credit card 10% discount all stacked up = SUPER GOOD DEALS!). Porter is starting 1st grade (say it ain't so!!) and while he technically has enough summer stuff to get the year started (it'll still be too warm here to wear fall/winter stuff when school starts, of course!), and I've already bought him jeans and a few winter shirts over the past months I'm wondering if I should do an actual "let's go shopping just mom and Porter for a few new school outfits"?
2) What about shoes? Do your kids get new school shoes? My kids, honestly, have an overflowing amount of shoes (right now many many flip flops and a couple pair of Converse each), and Porter's tennis shoes he got for his birthday in February still fit... so do I "need" to buy him a new pair of friggin $50 tennies just because the school year is starting?
3) Have you ever used a Baltic Amber Teething Necklace for your baby? I met a new mama friend online (heyyyy Melany, if you're reading!) and I noticed her daughter had a necklace on in a lot of her pics. She told me about the Amber Teething Necklace and I'm intrigued. I wonder if it really works/helps? Basically, it is a homeopathic remedy for teething... the amber releases oils that contain succinic acid which is a natural pain reliever. (read here for more information on the benefits of Baltic Amber)
4) If you have a daughter, when did you get her ears pierced and why? Did you do it as a baby, or did you wait until she was older and wanted earrings? Before having Amelia, I always thought if I had a daughter I'd pierce her ears as a baby. I thought it looked cute, and more distinctively "girly". I had my ears pierced as a baby and I just have always had earrings. However, my 2 oldest nieces got their ears pierced recently (at 7 and 8 years old) and they were SOOO excited about it... it was a big deal for them and I looved their excitement. So I'm kind of inbetween.... I love little girls with earrings, but I also think it'd be a fun "privilege" when she gets older. Opinions/thoughts?