I have this obsession with kid's clothes. I know I have mentioned it before, but I probably spend way too much money on those darn kids! The problem is, is that I can't seem to put many of Evan's Hand-me-downs on Carter. Not because I don't like the clothes, because trust me, I took exceptional care of Evan's clothes so that I could use them over again.
But the problem is, is that Carter is just a different kid than Evan. Evan's wardrobe has always consisted of mostly shirts with sports themes on them. I like to dress him sorta preppy-athletic. It's his personality. And the clothes that aren't sporty are earth toned, because I think he looks great in neutral colors. Yeah I guess you are learning I can be kinda weird like that.
Then Carter came along. And he is as polar opposite as can be, in every way, from Evan. He looks great in the brighter colors. To me, he doesn't look like the type to wear athletic wear. I would rather have him in preppy tops and jeans, sweaters, vests. He has a slightly different build even. Not to mention that their personalities are completely different!
I didn't think anything of it, until my Sister In Law, Beth, asked me yesterday, what the ratio of sports shirts are to regular shirts in Evan's wardrobe. Is it that bad that others are noticing? Then she took it a step farther and mentioned she doesn't see many sports shirts on Carter. But on my defense, I let Evan choose many of his clothes and he asks for the sports shirts.
I think I might be crazy? So needless to say, Carter kinda gets a new wardrobe each season. He uses Evan's hand-me-down pants and shorts but other than that, I have a hard time putting Evan's clothes on him. Another point in my defense is that Carter and Evan were born in different seasons, so some of the clothes aren't useful during the season. That is what I like to tell myself anyway :-), but I forget that Carter is actually smaller than Evan was at this age, so in theory many of the clothes should be able to get passed down.
I like to say it is because I don't want Carter to feel he is always in Evan's shadow. But I can't honestly say that is the case. Is it that I have an obsession with kid's clothes? I don't think that's the case fully, either. Help, am I weird or are there other moms out there that have the same obsession?