It feels like I get 1,000 Children’s Place emails every day. Don’t get me wrong; I love it when they have kids’ jeans for $7 or less, shipped free to my door. It’s awesome.
And that’s exactly what happened in July.
Big sale, 4 kids, 7 pairs of jeans…They came to my door on July 24.
I ordered a size 12 and a size 14 for Grace, hoping that the 12 would last a while and the 14 would be backup for later. The size 12 pair fit her perfectly that day, and she put it in her drawer.
Fast forward to yesterday, exactly 4 weeks later. She comes down wearing jeans, and I ask her if they’re the new size 12’s. Nope, they’re a different pair of 14’s that I’d picked up at a garage sale. She ran upstairs to grab the 12’s and try them on…and yes, they are too short. Already. 4 weeks later.
This child will not stop growing! She’s over 5 feet tall now. We’ll find out next week at her next endocrinology checkup just how far over 5 feet she is now. I’m only 5’7″-ish…it won’t be long before she passes me. And she’s not even 10 yet!
Now my dilemma is what to do with the 12’s. They still have tags and have not been worn. I could exchange them for another 14. Or I could save them for Ava, who is currently hovering between a 7 and 8.
Can any of you relate to my tall child problems? [I know my mom-in-law can, because my 6’4″ hubby surely had growth spurts like this!] Any advice you would like to share?