I just realized that my four year old son has 16 pair of shorts for the summer. WHAT? Who needs 16 pair of shorts? I love hand-me-downs and was recently blessed by my friend Christie with lots of great stuff. I thought about giving some of the shorts away and then reminded myself that in 2 years I'll have TWO four year old's!!!! I'll keep them and then send them off to Haiti when we're done with them. 🙂
Before I had kids the thought of second hand clothes grossed me out. I said I would never make my kids wear hand-me-downs. Oh how things change when you have two kids and it cost money to restock their closets each season since they grow so much each year. I know love hand-me-downs! My friend Angie is handing me down lots of girl stuff too, so I already have a bin going for Story! Love it! Alison blessed me tons before I went to Haiti in January and Story was looking super cute while I was there. I also love to bless people with hand-me-downs.
What about you. You like them? Appreciate them, or feel weird when someone offers them to you?