My eldest child has just turned 23 and I'm struggling to get my head around how fast the years have flown by. Papa and I were 19 when he was born and by the time we were 20, we had two little boys. Our 2nd child is 22 in a couple of weeks.
As there are only thirteen months between them people often thought they were twins, because they looked so alike with their blonde, fluffy hair and green eyes, plus, I always dressed them the same. I can see you frowning now, and screaming at your laptop screens 'Why dress them they same, they are unique and individual!' I know, I know I've heard it many times before. It would have been much easier to dress them differently from one another, but they wouldn't let me. They wanted the same. If I bought one a new T-shirt, the other would want one too, and it would have to be the same or there would be big trouble in The Syder house. Even things like gloves had to be the same. Sometimes I would get away with buying different colours but essentially items had to look very similar.
This lasted up until they were about ten, when they started supporting different football teams so obviously they wanted to wear their team shirts. Their taste in football boots and trainers started to change too as they were becoming more independent.
We laugh about it now, as they have grown up to be very different. They still look alike and have similar taste in fashion but their personalities are quite individual. They wouldn't dream of wearing the same item of clothing these days.
What do you think about dressing kids the same? Is it something you have done or do you cringe every time you see kids dressed in the same clothes?