Today is the day I dread every year....school shoe shopping!!!! I took the younger two to the dentist and then bit the bullet and ventured into Clarks...to my surprise it was relatively quiet!!! the ticket machine was on 15 and I was number 17 so I was quite happy....shoes sorted and £65 worse off! and I still have one child's shoes to buy!!!! She is in Year 8 and doesn't want any velcro of any sort anywhere near her feet!!(even the shoes for older girls in there mostly have a whiff of velcro but they also come in the size that my 6 year old wears...not good for the 12 year olds street cred!) She has seen a few pairs she liked when she went to town with her Nan but none were in her size so I am taking her in to our town to see if they have anything there for her. Clarks shoes have been excellent for my children over the years and my kids have the slowest growing feet in the world so the girls shoes last all year and my son's until Easter!(football, rugby, superheroes etc mean his fall apart rather than his feet growing! So although bt the end of the weekend I will have spent near enough £100 on shoes they will serve my children well over the academic year so I see it as money well spent!
I still need to do a proper shop which may be tomorrow...if I can face Aldi and Asda on a Saturday!!!! :o(..
Also the children are all back in school on Tuesday as, you guessed it, there is teacher training on Monday!!! But with the beginning of a new school year comes some normality and order which is always welcome after the mad, dizzy school holidays! So I can only put off going shopping until Monday anyway.....I will have to get myself psyched up - wish me luck!!
Have a great weekend
love Nat x