|Posted by Admin on July 25, 2013 at 8:35 AM|
Shopping for clothes is AWFUL.
Start out with the fact that I've been wearing my current clothes for AT LEAST half a year, if not longer. (And the older you get, the longer to can make them last, since you stop growing.) When I find something I like, I try to buy AS MANY of that exact same item as I can possibly afford. I mean, if I COULD, I would probably buy them out of stock. But I can usually only afford up to 2...MAYBE 3. (And sometimes, that DOES mean that I buy them out of stock!) But it's never enough, as I tend to wear out my clothes after 6 months to a year. (Usually from being so active; stimming, playing on the floor, just moving around a LOT.) So, let's face the fact that I am pretty much already comfortable with what I currently have on.
Add in the idea that I HATE both change and discomfort. They make me feel SO anxious that I could have a meltdown. When I am shopping for clothes, I'm facing both. I have to accept the fact that the feeling of the clothes on my body will change. THEN I have to try on a million uncomfortable pieces of clothing until I find one that I can deal with. Nothing itchy (that includes the tag!). Nothing too tight. Jeans need to have pockets big enough to fit my hands into (I always forget this part!) Shirts have to have the right neckline. And I must like how it looks, otherwise I will never wear it. (In other words: Absolutely, positively, NO pink...ESPECIALLY no HOT pink!)
So, after spending hours trying on new, uncomfortable clothing, it's no wonder that I would get upset. And I had better pray that I find something on the first day of trying. Shopping for clothes is just SO exhausting.
And don't get me started on bathing suits......