School Uniform in November

>>  Sunday, November 13, 2011

Why do shops assume that kids stop growing between the end of October and the start of March?

School trouser shopping is hard enough without the shops making it harder.  BHS school shop - nada, M&S School shop - nada, New Look - not a black trouser in sight, Miss Sexy - NO - you must be kidding, we are not even going there.

We ended up at Next, who start ladies at size 6 and 35 chuffing pounds. I'll repeat myself: 35 chufty chuffing pounds.

A shop assistant in New Look said "You need to stock up when we have them in".  Well actually I did.  In September I bought 2 pairs of trousers of increasing sizes.  In August she went back to school in the previous years, I let them down. She has now grown through the 2 new pairs too.

She has also grown 3 shoe sizes.  From a size 1 to a size 4 in 4 months.  It's no wonder the poor child has growing pains.

But I've got shopping pains, how can I account for that rate of growth when shopping at the start of a school year and besides, their shape changes too.  One months stomach and butt fit is next months adjusted button and gaping back band.

School uniform shopping in November is like firework shopping in July, possible, but a pain in the proverbial. So I have taken appropriate steps: Child of Guiding will no longer be fed or watered until February, when growth can restart ready for the spring uniform collection.

Any other suggestions on a postcard please.

The fact that she is growing so fast reminded me of a video I made a while ago for the Gallery, and was found again by Squidgyboo recently.


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