I have a confession to make.
I care way too much about what Madalyn wears.
I'm not sure where this obsession stems from, but there is something inside of me that doesn't want her running around in stained, pilly, or faded clothes. To redeem myself from complete shallowness, I will say that I justify my OCD care of her clothes (you should see me with the OxiClean and Shout spray...it's scary) by telling myself I obsess to preserve her things for any future children we have, and also so her clothes can be a blessing to others as we share them. Another confession...
I'm a bit of a label snob.
I pick through garage sale and Mom-to-Mom sale abundence for the Gymboree, Baby Gap, and Lily Pulitzer treasures. I scrutinize each item for stains and signs of wear, rejecting anything that looks less than new. I am an accomplished e-bayer who hunts for labels like Baby Nay and Baby LuLu that an unsuspecting mom is selling in mint condition.
But I am not a big spender. So I was thrilled when Gymboree announced it was starting another, more budget-friendly store called Crazy8.com. And this store, dear reader, just yesterday had whole outfits for under two dollars. I had item after item in my online shopping cart...things like sweatshirts for .79 cents, one-piece boy outfits for my nephew for $1.89.
Then I went to check out, and my online shopping cart emptied itself of nearly all my bargains. They were already sold out, just in the time it was taking me to shop. I thought bad words in my head.
So join me if you dare, to find amazing deals in this appropriately named store.