As a family field trip experience yesterday, we went to the thrift store together. Don't get too "Aw Shucks! When times get tough, the Rudds tighten their belts as a *family*."
We've always been pretty into the thrifting scene.
Jaelyn's affinity for all things sparkly or leopard-print,.
Addison's borderline OCD collector's instinct,
my absurd addiction to ties and suitcoats pre-dating 1972,
and Lynn's longsuffering generosity..
...make thrifting a perfect hobby.
But yesterday, the point was to purge: we took five garbage bags full of old sweaters, coats, pants, sweatshirts, shirts, toys and books.
And only came back with:
a suitcoat that fits Addison -- along with two skinny clip-on ties,
a pink dramatic shawl for Jaelyn,
a cordial that reminds Jaelyn of Lucy (of Narnian fame),
three ties and one sweater for me,
a sweater and a skirt for Lynn (a coup!),
and 6 old 45s to hang on Addison's walls beside the new piece of sculpture that he recently bought (seriously - he actually used allowance and Christmas money to buy original art: I couldn't be prouder.).
I'm not sure if the trip was a success or not (more stuff? less stuff?), but we had a good hour and a half of fun treasure hunting.