We left Melbourne in summer and will be going back to winter. For the last six months we have lived in a hot and humid climate here in India. My kids have aged six months and any winter clothes we had from last season will be beyond small. Buying winter clothes here is not an option – due to lack of availability as well as the heinous crimes against fashion that happen in the kids clothing departments here.
We will be freezing our butts off when we get home and will need to get the kids into some warm clothes pretty quickly. I remember how bad the jetlag was when we got to India, so I don’t really fancy going shopping the minute we land, or even for the next 48 hours after landing.
So, best idea ever – my idea of course – is to buy winter clothes for the kids online and have them delivered to a friend’s house and they will be there when we get back! I know. It’s genius. If we lived in the UK, which we don’t, I would buy from the range of clothes for kids at Tesco.
I shopped online from the comfort of my own home hotel room and the package is on its way to my friend’s house. The same friend that has our car, so that works out well, she can bring the car and the clothes over and the kids will be warm as toast in their new clothes, including the cutest duffel coats I could find.
The only problem is that I wasn’t sure about shoe sizes and fits so I didn’t want to buy those online so, until we get over the jetlag and venture to the shoe shop, my kids will be wearing their summer sandals with t-shirts wrapped over them for warmth and a plastic bag over that for waterproofness held together with a bit of duct tap. Don’t judge me! We do what we can with what we have.
This post was written on behalf of Tesco.com but as always, all words and opinions are my own.
Also, I am joking about the plastic bag shoes. Don’t send me “concerned” mail.