Truthfully, she loved the clip - she has been so excited she has wanted to show her pump off to everyone and anyone. She proudly wears it visible a lot of the time.
We came home from the class and I realized I should probably look into some belts or accessories to wear the pump in addition to the clip. A few friends had already given me advice to purchase some items...not that I did...
When I looked up accessories, I was aghast at the prices. Average price for a cute belt in a cool tween print? $40!!! My domestic skills kicked in and I figured I could sew something for her cheaper than that! I grabbed out the sewing machine and went to work. Now, I'm NOT a skilled sewer. I like to think I am. But I'm not. I can hem pants (you really need to be able to do that when you are only 5 feet tall). I can sew curtains. I can sew American Girl doll skirts and dresses that make Alex smile (and don't cost $35 a pop at the "AG Store"). I figured how hard can a stretchy piece of fabric shaped like a tube be??? So, I sewed a belt. It wasn't horrible.
|Mom's Homemade Belt|
Fast forward to last week. Alex mentioned the clip was "loose". I looked at it and agreed. I tried to tighten the screw. It didn't help. Within 2 days, it broke altogether.
|It looks like it should go back together...but it doesn't.|
Now we were stuck with no clip and no belt. Poor Alex has been wearing the thing inside her underwear for 2 days. It doesn't stay in well. She doesn't have pockets on her clothes. Finally today she couldn't even manage to get it to stay in her underwear. It's now in a sock safety pinned to her top. She is NOT happy. A pinned pump inside a big sock is NOT cool! FYI...
|"You're not putting this on Facebook, are you mom?" Nope....not Facebook...|
Just to torment her though...I'm going to keep working on some better homemade belts. Because I'm mom...I'm supposed to do that.