I had a fun weekend clothes shopping with my 5-year-old granddaughter and her mother. Evelyn (my granddaughter) loved picking out clothes to try on. This is the second time we did this, although her mother and I have been shopping together for Evelyn since she was born. The first time Evelyn and I shopped we were looking for beautiful church dresses for Christmas time. She’d twirl and twirl like a dancing princess in the dressing room as she tried on each dress. This time we were outfitting her for the summer so each short set she’d put on she hopped around in to see if they’d work for summer play! Funny Evelyn!
Today, as I was thinking about this fun day with three generations I realized that this had become a family tradition and I wondered how far back in the generations this helping to clothe the youngest generation started. I knew I was carrying on my Mom’s tradition of taking her grandchildren and their mothers’ shopping for kid’s clothes a couple of times a year, where she would pay for all the outfits we chose. I remembered how special those times were and how helpful they were to a young family’s budget.
As I thought back to my childhood I tried to remember Continue reading