According to my friend, it is, which makes me a cruel mother because my children do wear 2nd hand clothing. Yes, 'cruel' is the word she used.
It's a rare day that none of my children, or myself, are not wearing something 2nd hand. I uy brands such as Target, Nike, Country Road, Jag, Pumpkin Patch, Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, Burberry. If it's clean, in good condition, fits my children, good quality, I buy it. My children grow like weeds and I simply can't afford to get them brand new clothes all the time. They are always well groomed and, as far as I'm concerned, well dressed.
Her comment really bugged me and frankly, upset me. She *was* being difficult yesterday.
Does anyone share her view? I ended up with a headache last night thinking (overthinking?) about what she said.
Funny (perhaps not the right word) thing is, I dropped by her house yesterday to give her one of those ab-circle pro machines which I bought 2nd hand at a garage sale, so she got it 3rd hand. She doesn't know it wasn't new when I got it!
I should add that my children are fine with wearing 2nd hand clothes. I've asked them!
This post has been edited by Montro: 16/02/2013, 05:45 AM