How I Avoided Temptation


Like every parent, I have a lot to ponder: Where should my son attend preschool? When should we start toilet training? Should I let him eat toothpaste? His wardrobe, on the other hand, just sort of evolved into a jumble of hand-me-downs and Old Navy separates. I wasn't concerned with my toddler's togs--until my brother announced that he was getting married and he wanted Conor, 2 1/2, to be one of the ring bearers. Suddenly I had to shop for real.

I wanted Conor to look sharp at this wedding--not for his sake, of course, but for mine. I knew my...

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