I was looking through all of the pictures on my computer tonight, deciding what to write about for my Friday post. Completely by accident, I found a funny phenomenon. I have A LOT of pictures of both boys in the same outfit, some two years apart, some only one.
I know we all have terrible hand-me-down stories. My brother has some fun ones about clothes handed down from an older cousin. My sister was SEVEN years older than me, and was a child of the 70's. I still have nightmares about a pair of bright yellow polyester bell bottoms that would be in style now, but were not in the mid 80's when my mom tried to get me to wear them.
I do not want to plague my kids with terrible horror stories some day. They will be spared in part because they are very close to wearing the same size right now, even though they are 27 months apart. Aaron will be taller than Noah soon and they can actually wear the same size underwear and shorts now. I had to go through and put initials in all of the shorts and jeans for ease of laundry delivery because it was taking forever to look at every label for size.
So, I thought it would indeed be fun to show some of the MANY MANY MANY photos I have of recycled clothing in our household.
Noah, Summer 2004
Aaron, Summer 2007
Noah doing crafts already 2006
Aaron the Ham 2007
(Sorry about the blur)
And Winter Coats
This last one is my favorite set...these boys are just SO handsome!
And just to show that it started right from the start...
Please don't think that Aaron only gets hand me downs. My step mom has always teased from day 1 that Noah looks "neat no matter what" . These kids are FAR from deprived when it comes to clothing. Noah is much harder on clothes now than he used to be and I am finding less and less stuff that seems to be fit to pass to Aaron. If Aaron keeps growing like this, it will be his stuff passing on to his BIG brother before long.
Do you pass on clothes? Do you have any horror memories of pass ons from when you were young. I am sure we would ALL love to hear...