With two small children and one income, my husband is constantly redoing finances, looking to see where we can save, trying to figure out how to save for college… As a SAHM I am blessed by the hand-me-downs we receive for both our kids.
I am lucky enough to have a brother with a daughter a couple years older than my own. And although he doesn’t think about bringing clothes our way all the time, my mom thinks about it and collects the things she outgrows, saving them for my little Peanut. I also have a friend that has given us a few cute pieces… Every piece is appreciated.
Today I had the pleasure of visiting with my best friend (since elementary school); she has 2 boys who are both older than my own, and a new baby girl. Swapping clothes (I get her old boy clothes, she gets my old girl clothes) just makes sense. We came home with a garbage bag full of great clothes for Monkey; the best part is that most of them have cars, trains, or some other vehicle on them. (My little guy is obsessed with cars!)
I’m sure there will come a time when my kids either won’t want to wear hand-me-downs, or the availability will be more limited, but right now I am thankful for each generous offer of “new” clothes.
What are you thankful for this week?