I can't figure out how to patch jeans. I buy these iron-on pieces of crap at the fabric store, and they peel off after one wearing. I don't have a sewing machine (which is good, since it would just get stuffed piled on top of it because I don't know how to sew) so that's out, and I'm at my wit's end.
I could just let her wear jeans with holes in them, you say? What's the big deal, you ask? I don't know what the big deal is, but I did not just shell out cash for pants and shirts and new school shoes so this kid could wear holey jeans.
I look at all the pants in her closet and I can already see the holes they are bound to get. Its so sad. When I was a kid, and my mom got me new sneakers, I would, on purpose, drag the soles of the shoes on the ground while I was riding my bike so that I would get new shoes again, sooner. Why are kids such losers?
Which reminds me! Why do kids today have so many pair of shoes? I got, like, two pairs of shoes per year. Fall shoes, summer sandals, maybe a pair of sneakers or fancy shoes, and that was it. Leila has three pairs of sneakers, two pairs of sandals, two pairs of flip flops, crocs, three pairs of mary janes in varying degrees of fanciness, one pair of rain boots, one pair of ankle boots and slippers. And before you say anything, I did not buy all of these shoes. But, upon reflection, I did buy more of them than I thought I did...
Happy Birthday tomorrow, Alice!