Shopping for a new summer wardrobe with an 11 year old boy was never going to be a bundle of laughs, but boy was my patience tried today. Unfortunately, gone are the days when William would wear whatever I chose for him, and he now wants to select his own clothes (although he doesn’t want to pay for them, unfortunately!).
So today we headed into town and spent a painful couple of hours with William rejecting almost every single item in every single shop. We eventually came home with one pair of jeans, one t shirt and one pair of shorts.
It’s no secret that when I was pregnant with William, I desperately wanted a daughter, and although I wouldn’t change him for the world, I do miss the shopping opportunities for and with a little girl. So I get my ‘girly’ fix buying clothes for my favourite niece, Sophie, who’s six, and absolutely loves her clothes.
As we’re spending this weekend with Sophie and her family, a little something slipped into my shopping basket in Next today – I can’t wait to see her wearing it.
A two night weekend away at Moonfleet Manor necessitates two evening outfits, and I’ve just spent a happy half hour selecting them – one of my favourite things is packing to go away.
We are off early tomorrow morning to have a wander around Bridport in the morning and a light lunch somewhere with a view of the sea, and then heading to Moonfleet to meet up with the family.
Have a fabulous weekend, whatever you’re doing, and long may this lovely sunshine last. x