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have I damaged my children for life????

(18 Posts)
psychomum5 Thu 31-Jul-08 11:53:27

going on from the 'matching' thread, I fear I may have permanently (sp?) damaged my children for life.

I dressed them matching when they were small, and I still buy them matching outfits now blush (not that they wear them at the same time anymore.....tis just that if I buy yhem clothes, they always prefer whatever it is I bought for the others so I still find I have to buy the same).

am I odd and should I be flamed???

<<hangs head in readiness of the rotton tomatoes flinging my way>>

copingvquietly Thu 31-Jul-08 12:02:14

<vows to sort out psychos style faux pas tomorrow>wink

psychomum5 Thu 31-Jul-08 12:03:20

<<hangs head further>>

<vows to hide all clothing before tomorrow>

My2Monkeys Thu 31-Jul-08 12:40:40

Yikes, mine are probably damaged too - I buy them matching outfits too, not to dress them the same at the same time, but if I find something I like I may as well get 2! And as psycho said, the older one invariably wants what the younger one has (little one doesn't much care yet), so it makes life easier. They almost never wear them at the same time though, although I confess to having dressed them in similar outfits (different colours though) for weddings etc <hanging head in shame with Psycho>

psychomum5 Thu 31-Jul-08 12:53:08

ah someone does as I do then.


My2Monkeys Thu 31-Jul-08 12:59:24

Not sure that should reassure you grin But I guess we could send our children to therapy together - might get a group discount!

moondog Thu 31-Jul-08 13:01:43

No,but it's a vile naff habit.
Desisit forthwith.

ilovemydog Thu 31-Jul-08 13:02:58

It's every parent's right to have material in which to embarrass one's children smile

Be sure you have photos of them in matching clothes. Bring them out for occasions such as their weddings etc...

cocolepew Thu 31-Jul-08 13:03:44

They're not a boy and girl are they? That would be bad.

psychomum5 Thu 31-Jul-08 13:04:47

they are not boy and girl

they are three girls and two boys

they are damaged aren;t they???


ILovePudding Thu 31-Jul-08 13:04:55

missed the thread you are referring to, but my sister (3 yrs older than me) and i used to be dressed in a lot of the same outfits and we used to wear them at the same time. we turned out ok, although i do have a bit of a complex about the fact that i would always get the blue version and my sister the pink version of an outfit - why couldn't i be the girly one for a change?!!

cocolepew Thu 31-Jul-08 13:06:25

I think you should be banned from the Style and Beauty board straight away.

psychomum5 Thu 31-Jul-08 13:10:12

<<<<psycho shuffles off, aware that she has commited a crime against style so hienous she may never be forgiven>>>>

cocolepew Thu 31-Jul-08 13:10:48


traceybath Thu 31-Jul-08 13:18:23

My sister and i were dressed the same as children and looking at photos i think it looked sweet!

Obviously if you also co-ordinate with your children then thats dangerous territory wink

Marne Thu 31-Jul-08 13:18:33

I dress mine in the same t-shirts sometimes when we go out blush they have a few outfits the same but different colours.

crokky Thu 31-Jul-08 13:26:06

My mum bought me and my brothers matching pjs when we were kids. We loved them. I don't see the problem unless a child doesn't like it.

dexter73 Thu 31-Jul-08 16:21:09

My brother and I always used to wear matching clothes when we were younger. I lost count of the number of people who thought I was a boy!

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