Thursday, April 25, 2013

Shopping for Parker at Once Upon a Child

My son needed new shoes.  And shorts.  And summer pajamas because thick, warm footsies are not going to work in 90+ degree weather.

Being a toddler he is swiftly outgrowing EVERYTHING.  Last seasons clothes simply will not do.  While many of his pants still fit him in the waist, his jeans are riding up higher and higher on his legs.

We also don't like to spend a ton of money on new clothes for him, for the very same reason.  They might last him a season, but never any longer than that.

So we went to Once Upon a Child, which is our favorite place to shop for him.

Once Upon a Child is a second hand store for baby and children's clothes and toys and etc.  They also buy children's clothes and toys and etc, though we've never used that option with them.  At least not yet.  And one of the best things is that they have a "punch card" where you get a stamp for every $10 you spend with them OR sell to them.  When you fill up the card (get 20 stamps) you get 15% off of your next purchase from them!

We've been shopping there for things since we first brought our son home from the hospital. 

I will admit to being a little disappointing (for the first time) yesterday.  Their section of 3T clothes was VERY limited.  Almost nothing there, and most of what was there were winter clothes.

We didn't leave empty handed though.  He got 3 new pairs of pajamas (2 of which were 3 piece sets!) 2 t-shirts, 2 nicer button down shirts, and a pair of shorts, as well as 2 pair of shoes, all for about $42.  We would have spent that much for the shoes alone anywhere else.  Some places would charge that much for ONE pair of shoes for a toddler.

Anyway, as we were leaving I saw something other than clothes that I wanted.

We've been talking about getting a train table for our son, to put his wooden train track on to be able to play with it more.  And as we were leaving the Once Upon a Child I saw a train table on the sidewalk.  It was ONLY $40.

That same table was going for $145 on amazon, and even more in stores.  I showed it to hubby and he decided we could get it for him.

We couldn't get it right then though, because there was not room for the train table in the car we had driven there.

So, hubby went back inside and said he wanted it, and asked if they could hold it.  They said they would be happy to hold it until the end of the day.  He said he would pay for it right then if they wanted him to.  She told him he did not have to pay until he got back to pick it up.

So, we were able to finish our errands, go home and switch cars, then go back and get the train table.

And our son LOVES it.  He even gave it a hug and a kiss when he came home from grammas yesterday and saw that we had gone back and got it for him.

As you can tell from the picture, he has already covered it with stuff.

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