Toddler Talk Thursday was created as a place for moms and dads of toddlers to come together over a weekly topic and share ideas, go-to toys, or products. It is a great way to meet other bloggers of toddlers. Each week the topic will be different; we invite you to link up, share your weekly Toddler Talk!!
Each week the hosts will travel around to each blog that links up, and pick an idea, story, or picture they think was a great example of that week’s topic. In order to qualify for this you need to blog about this week’s topic, and follow the hosts. Comments letting us know you are participating are always great too. If we choose your blog, we will link back to your post the following week.
Our highlighted blog this week is:
This week’s topic is : Clothes
When I was pregnant with Brock, I was all, “Woe is me. Girls clothes are soooooo much cuter! I can’t wait to have a little girl to dress up!”
Ya know what I found out?
Girls love dirt just as much as boys do!
I always imagined that I’d have a prissy little girl who loved to wear dresses & mary-janes & to have her hair done every day.
Ha! I’m telling you, if having kids taught me anything, it was that the least expectations you have, the less you can be disappointed! I don’t mean that in a bad way at all. I just mean that I never thought that my son would like to play dress-up more than my daughter 😉
One of the most important things that I’ve learned about clothes for both of my kids is that garage sales/hand-me-downs are definitely your friends. We absolutely buy the kids’ clothes brand-new for special occasions like their birthdays & holidays (they both got beautiful white outfits for their baptismal gown/suit & they are locked away in a shadow box) and if we see something that is just to die for (and on sale!), we will pick it up. But since I do the laundry in our house and I’m fully aware what they are capable of destroying, we love gently used clothes!
I would love to have the money (and well-behaved children) to clothe them in pricey kids couture, but realistically, we only shop at Gymboree if I have been given GymBucks or we got a gift certificate. It’s not that I’m trying to make my kids look like hobos, but they will destroy their clothes, so why spend $40 on one pair of kids jeans when I could get the same thing at Old Navy for $5?
What about you? Do you go all out for your kiddos in the clothing department or are you cheap frugal like me? Feel free to head over to any of the 3 hosts’ blogs and link up with your own toddler stories!