Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. They live with their mom, Mary, who is the writer of this blog. Jacob is 19 and is now four inches taller than his mom! He also has ADHD and gorgeous red hair. He is a freshman at a technical college studying computer maintenance. Elijah is 15! He is in 9th grade and he is not in ROTC at his high school. He also had red hair, but it is lighter and not as thick as his brother's hair. He is hearing impaired(auditory neuropathy) and wears two cochlear implants. He also has tourette syndrome, ADHD, OCD and anxiety! Mary just started her 25th year as a teacher of the deaf. She is also in her last semester of graduate school to be a diagnostician! She will graduate in December of 2015!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Buying School Clothes

I took both boys to buy their school clothes this morning. School starts in less than two weeks on Aug. 22nd. I go back to work next week. Jacob is going into the 10th grade and Elijah will be in the 5th grade. This is the first year for Elijah to have standardized dress. We went to Acadamy Sports and found each boy a pair of slacks that fit, then chose another pair for each. Jacob is wearing a size 20 and Elijah is in a size 14!! We then found a shirt that fit each boy and proceeded to choose a few more. Jacob ended up with two pairs of pants, four shirts and two belts. He wears his ROTC uniform once a week, so this will due for him. Elijah got three pairs of pants, five shirts and two belts! I spent $140 for all of that. I know many people may not like standardized dress, but I love it! We were done in about 30 minuntes and headed home.

We also went this week, because I figure everyone will be out next week buying school clothes and I wanted to be sure to find the sizes we needed for the boys. Acadamy has the BEST prices and a large selection of sizes. Jacob has even told me he prefers standardized dress. It will make it a lot easier for Elijah this year too!

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