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Hand-Me-Downs — The Only Clothes My Kid Knows

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Wearing hand me downs from his brother, story of Zeke's life.
Wearing hand me downs from his brother, story of Zeke's life.

Having 2 boys 16 months apart is, well, a lot of things. A lot of “c” words that include crazy, coo-coo and well, convenient. If you are going to knock two birds out with one stone, well, have 2 kids back-to-back that are the same sex.

We have buckets and buckets of clothes for this dude. So much so, I feel rather guilty having such the wardrobe for a kid who rarely gets out of the house. We were so excited to have a baby in the house after 5 years with our toddler (who’s clothes we are passing down), that we went a wee overboard. At least now we can make sure they get their full lifespan, right?

Our baby, Zeke is a big kid for his age (90th percentile in height – Texas sized!). So the clothes that he is wearing were worn by his brother around a year ago. It’s like deja vu every time I dress him since he looks like his brother.

With 4 kids, the saving on clothes is welcomed. Except I do feel bad the baby of the family is getting all of the hand-me-downs. Out of guilt (and me absolutely falling in love with the Harajuku Baby line at Target), I bought Zeke a few outfits. But at the end of the day, they are all just clothes. I have to remind myself that — and he’s a boy … he doesn’t care and won’t care.

Sorry Zeke, I have a feeling this is just the beginning of a lifetime of hand-me-downs.

Is Your Baby a Hand Me Down Recipient?

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Molly blogs about technologymom style and geekery at Digital Mom Blog. Follow her on Twitter @DigitalMolly

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