MY LITTLE PAUPERS
This is a picture of Luke giving me a fake smile in his favorite outfit. My poor indigent children. I actually try really hard to not dress them like slobs. I insist that Luke wear a collared shirt to preschool and I try to make their Sunday clothes look semi-decent. However, since Luke started dressing himself this past year, I feel like I have no control over what he looks like. Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful he is so independent and I'm thankful for the hand-me-downs from our friends, I just wish Luke had better taste in clothes. (He must take after his Mommy.)
Luke is extremely rough on his clothes. Last month he only had one pair of jeans (out of 8 pairs) without a hole in the right knee. I had become accustomed to buying him a new pair of jeans every month and I was sick of it. I don't really sew, so that wasn't an option. Fortunately I found Dritz Iron-on Patches at Joann's for domestically-challenged people like me!
I bought two packages for less than $4. It was incredibly easy to do. Just cut out a patch and iron it on.
My big failure was that I neglected to match the patch to the jeans appropriately and I was too impatient to go back to Joann's for the right colors. Oh well. Luke is only 3. I would rather he look like a pauper with mismatched patches on his jeans than a pauper with holes in his jeans.
I even did my own pants. This is after I washed it. It stayed on! I may no longer have pride, but at least I'm saving money!