Alright my oldest is starting kindergarten. Well I was talking to my friend and she always give me good advise. This time though I'm not so sure. Well I'm going to get my dd school supplies which I already can't afford, but I'm going to make it happen. However I'm not getting her school school clothes. She already has more than enough clothes that fit and she has never worn. I don't see the reason in spending money I don't have. So my friend says she is a little girl in her first day of school and if I can't afford them I should go to a donation center. I explained that since she doesn't need them I can't reasonably take clothes from others that do. So she tells me if I don't I'm setting her up for failure. That she is going to be teased for not having this years fad, and that other parents will look at me poorly for my kid not having brand new clothes. It actually made me feel bad.
What do you think?
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Answer by Deathlilly at 6:52 PM on Jul. 31, 2010
Don't listen to her. As long as your daughter has good clothes to wear to school and with some of them never being worn before, I don't see why you need to spend the money either.
I don't care about what this year's fashion is and neither do my kids. You aren't setting her up to fail just because she doesn't have the biggest and best. You are teaching her to be an individual and not do things just because everyone is doing them. School supplies are more important than new clothes.
Answer by Cindy18 at 6:50 PM on Jul. 31, 2010