We joke around here that Big Sister E wears only brown pants.
I'm not sure how it happened, but it seems that she has ended up with many more pairs of brown pants than any other color. Is brown really all that popular for girls' pants?
Apparently it is.
So recently when she and my husband were out gallivanting around town, I assumed that they were having lunch or running errands or whatever else they seem to find to do. But when they arrived home and Big Sister E came happily running in the door holding a shopping bag, the last thing I expected to do was have this conversation...
"Where did you go?"
"Lands' End? Did you bring a coupon? You know that if you go there you should always bring Lands' End coupons."
No, we just happened to stop there.
(Shakes head in disapproval)
"Well..." I turned to Big Sister E, "What did you get?"
Incredulously, looking at my husband, "Why would you get BROWN? Didn't they have any other colors? You KNOW how many pairs of brown pants she already has, RIGHT?"
Apparently they didn't have any other colors... or at least any other colors that were on sale as cheap as the brown. So at least I know that he was just trying to get the best deal...
Even if it does mean that my daughter is going to be wearing nothing but brown pants from now until she's 14.