This week, the big girl has a field trip to a nearby arboretum. It's a rain-or-shine type event and the weather man says it's going to pour all day. If I were one of those super-prepared moms, this wouldn't be an issue because my kid would probably own an entire rain suit to weather a day tromping through muddy puddles and slick grass. But, alas, I am not such a mom. I'm a wait-until-the-last-minute type of mom.
At noon on Monday night I saw the weather forecast. I borrowed a pair of rainboots from a neighbor (whose daughter has feet about the same size as my girl's feet even though she's a good 5 years older). I then began scouring the web for places that might have raincoats. It's October, raincoat season is OVER.
Every place I checked online had coats and jackets available online only, but I figured my best bet was Target in their camping section. So while the girl was at preschool this morning the boy and I headed over to the Big Red Bullseye.
It was like a dream....I spotted the shiny pinkness out of the corner of my eye. I pushed the cart over and found a hot-pink girls raincoat in a 7/8 out of place between two winter jackets. Sure, my kid wears a 5/6, but a 7/8 isn't so bad, right? I grabbed it up and continued to walk around in hopes that I'd find the proper rack of raincoats and maybe one in the right size. Nope, this was it.
|Goofy monkey modeling her new coat|