When I became a mother I wasted a lot of money on clothing. I didn’t hesitate to spend $50 on a pair of shoes for a baby who couldn’t even walk. (In my neck of the woods that is big pimpin’) My son wore name brands as a toddler. In kindergarten, his teacher said he was the best dressed 5-year-old she had ever seen. We weren’t rich. My husband was a Private in the U.S. Army. He drove a Ford Tempo with a rusted out floor board. If you removed the car mat, you could see the road. It was slightly dangerous. A lot has changed since then. Now, I am driving a fly Honda minivan. It’s like a white trash fairy tale ending. We are not rich, but are better off than we were. However, I spend a lot less on children’s clothing. It’s not that I got stingy with age. I am just smarter. Clearly, Posh Spice is not. I just read an article about her daughter sporting $111 Marc Jacobs rain boots and a $180 Stella McCartney jacket. For $180 that coat better be made out of gold. Baby Harper will wear that for one season. Hasn’t Vicky ever heard of The Gap? Target? I don’t think, even if I had that kind of money, I would buy my toddler designer clothes. (Besides, those boots are not even cute.) I definitely wouldn’t buy David Beckham expensive shirts. I wouldn’t buy him any shirts. It is criminal to cover those abs. Zig-a-zig-ah!
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