Susan’s saving money on summer sleepwear:
This is probably a “duh” moment for some Parenthackers, but I thought I’d write just in case. I was in the store (Target) the other day bemoaning the idea of having to buy summer pajamas for my kiddos. They’re not cheap, and here in New England the summer doesn’t last that long anyway. Then it dawned on me – why do they have to be actual pajamas? So I bought some cool (sports) boxer shorts and a pack of undershirts that were on the big side, and for under $20 produced 5 pair of “summer pajamas.” I even did it for my daughter too, with some funky plaid and smiley boxers, and the basic undershirts.
Excellent. You can often buy 3-packs of boxers on sale (in the underwear aisle). I’ve seen good deals (and cute prints) at Old Navy, too.
Oh, and for the record? One parent’s "duh" moment is another parent’s lifesaver. So never think a hack is too simple to send in!
PS. While searching for a graphic to include with this post, I discovered that Amazon.com sells Scarface boxer shorts. Because some percentage of the male population wants a picture of Al Pacino on his underpants. Yeah. Hm.