Having daughter$ is an expen$ive habit. We know. We have four. They need clothe$, $hoe$, make-up, clothe$, per$onal care item$, jean$, hair care product$ and gadget$, $hirts, finger-nail poli$he$ and gadget$, clothe$ and $hoe$. Once you buy one item on the li$t, it require$ $everal other item$ on the li$t to make a properly acce$orized outfit.
Rebecca volunteered to model her new shirt. Aah, to have that 18 inch waist again.
Rachel looked adorable in her new cotton knit baby doll shirt.
Grace kept us laughing with her “layered” looks. She just kept on putting on whatever she took a fancy to. That is a poodle skirt scrunched beneath a cotton summery dress. I’m pretty sure she won’t be wearing this outfit to school…pretty sure….
Grace, Melissa and Grace trudging gracefully down a dirt path for a photo shoot. A few days after this, I discovered that my lens was dead. So, the above blurry pics are the last hurrahs of a worn-out 18-55mm Canon lens.
It was such a success that we have tentatively planned to do this for moms only in January, when the holiday pigging out will make us all desperate for new, bigger clothes. We’re toying with the idea of having a make-up representative come for a few make-overs and have a few trims offered from my daughter, Bethany.
We’ll try another teen exchange in the spring. We’ve even dreamed about an exchange for Christmas decorations, home decor…..the possibilities are endless….
I was blessed watching teenage girls walk out of my garage with 1 to 3 bags of new-to-them clothing for the school year – at no charge. It was far more items than any of us would or could buy for our kids for back-to-school. The moms were blessed by having a few hours together to talk about parenting, leaning on the Lord, homeschooling, and sharing prayer requests. There are just some needs that don’t have a price tag.