Despite her predictions to the contrary, TLo made it through the first day of school in the Big School. First grade is so stressful, isn't it? It sure is for me (it’s all about me, after all). I'm trying to clothe TLo appropriately without having to make a dozen polo shirts (which I still find boring as hell).
Luckily, I inherited 15 polo shirts from my friend's daughter who moved up to Junior High this year. She's no longer required to wear polo shirts and I'm guessing (based on the look of sheer ecstasy she gave me when she handed over the shirts) that she won't be wearing polo shirts ever again in her life. I can't say I blame her.
Now this girl wears, as might be expected of someone going into the 7th grade, a misses size small or a size 0 depending on the sizing system. Regardless, they're misses shirts. So why did I accept them? Because, of course, they were free. I figured I would just hold on to them until my kids approached 5th or 6th grade and see what happened.
Then a few days before school I had the thought that maybe I should just try these shirts on the kids. You know, as a way to avoid making polo shirts myself. Which I hadn't bothered to start doing. The week before school started. I mean, how bad could they be? I'm sure lots of first graders wear women's shirts to school, right? I was going to try them out.
Or more specifically, I decided to try them on TLo, who wears a size 12 shirt in shoulder width. And a size 5 in length. You know, not a "pear" or an "apple" or a "Y" or an "A".... no, she's a Cube.
And behold! A women's size small polo shirt from Land's End makes the perfect polo dress for a cubical six year old.
And even more surprisingly, a size 0 polo shirt from Aeropostale makes the perfect polo dress for a cylindrical seven year old.
So now we have a lot of polo dresses. And I didn't have to make a single one of them.
Um. Of course, we have no appropriately-colored bike shorts for a cubical six year old to wear under the perfect polo dresses.
Guess what I'm doing this week?