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That's me, good old 80s. Lol. This post is about name brand clothes and the people who find it so important to dress their kids in name brands. In this picture I am wearing one of several matching sweat shirts and pants that i had at the time and in the other pic it looks like a hand-me-down shirt from prob my sis (a 70s child). Nothing special, prob from a Walmart type store. And guess what? My parents were millionaires when i was a kid. I didn't know it. I wore clothes that were hand-me-down half the time (do ppl even do that anymore) and not one was a name brand (maybe that 1 Laura Ashley dress) and guess what? I didn't care. My kids (2 stepkids) get clothes from their other family once in a while, too often really. Nike, Jordan, Arm & Hammer (jk Under Armour, I just can never think of the name so I thats what I call it lol). People are worried my kids won't fit in at school unless they're wearing clothes with recognizable logos? The person that buys my kids these things has been known to get upset if they wear a shirt and bottoms of diff brands! they must match! Nike shirt with Nike shorts! What the hell? My kids could care less. They'd much rather pick their boogers and wipe them on my couch, make messes and wear pajamas all day. They aren't about that keeping up with the Joneses crap. Not in my house. That's not what I'm bringing them up to believe makes them valuable. No, not where you bought your clothes. Don't get me wrong, as an adult you spend your money where you want and sure, name brands sometimes are better quality but kids go through clothes like toilet paper. There's yet to be one shirt my son wears for more than 1day without staining it. My daughter wears the same hoodie everyday and tosses all the name brand ones. If you can afford it and like the quality, do it but dont do it and try to instill in their brain that name brands are defining them in front of their peers. And btw I am thankful for the clothes and shoes bought for my kids but at one point i counted over 50 shirts, over 20 pairs of pants and 18 pairs of shoes owned by my son. I am also thankful for being able to show my kids how important donating is 🤗.