Don’t you think that most new moms face the pressure others impose on them regarding how they raise their kids? I don’t really understand how people give themselves the right to tell a mom how she should dress her little ones, or what food to feed them. At the end of the day each kid is different and there isn’t a unique parenting formula that works equally for each and every one of them.
Caitlin Fladager is a devoted mom of two from Vancouver, Canada who is tired of people criticizing her choices.
She is always well dressed in designer clothes while her young son and daughter wear pieces bought mainly at Walmart. This seems to be something that bothered some of the followers of the blog she runs, so she decided to answer back and justify her decisions.
She starts her post writing: “Your kids only wear clothes from Walmart, while you get dressed up a lot. Not a good look for you as a mom..” and then continues: “Because I am not constantly outgrowing them, like my kids are. I am not constantly spilling food and dirt all over my brand new clothes.”
Honestly, I totally agree with her as she’s got a point. Kids grow really fast and buying designer clothes for them that cost an arm and a leg seems like a waste of money. On top of that, the clothes she buys are new and look awesome on her kids.
“I strive to be the mom who sees them spill, and says ‘oh no big deal!’ I strive to be the mom who sees them playing in the dirt, not caring that they are ruining a brand new outfit,” Fladager adds. “The dirt, the smiles, and the ice cream makes me way more happier than a photo of them dressed in clothes they hate, that they will outgrow in a week,” she concludes.
Her kids are loved and happy, and she’s an awesome mom, and the choice over how she dresses her little ones and how much money she spends on clothes is her own decision.