One of the things I dread most about back-to-school shopping is the “school-shirt-pushing-and-shoving-extravaganza.” I dont know why this event brings out the worst in people, but I do know how important it is when, after being polite Anglo me, I waited for over an hour one night until there were no shirts left for my daughter- color or size. My solution in past years has been to trick my husband to get the shirts- “Honey, could you pick a pizza for dinner? Thanks. While you are there, could bring a couple of kids and have them pick out shirts while you wait for the pie?” My husband, however, is on to me and won’t go near the store even if I bribe him with a steak dinner.
This year I am going to do it differently.
In the past I have gotten flyers in the mail about Tilboshet– the online store to buy school shirts but never gave it much thought. I am the type to examine, try on and hover over the person who irons on the symbol to make sure all is to my satisfaction, and online shopping doesn’t fulfill those needs. However I just read a review from a fellow blogger Matanot v’Metziot baReshet who was very pleased with his/her purchase and that convinced me to give it a try. There are great pictures on the blog post to get an idea of how the packages look.
Answers to my questions:
So what do you have to lose? Give it a try.
Aliyah tip- For those of you who never purchased school shirts before, don’t be lured in by the super cheap deals you see for 5-15 shekels per shirt. Two washes and the sleeves fall off with the symbol. Don’t bother.