When Your Daughter Wears Your Clothes

My mom had some great clothes when my sister and I were little, and yes, we raided her closet many times and unintentionally may have ruined a few items. Sorry mom! Our favorite drawer was the one with her nightgowns. We'd slip them on over our clothes, put on some music, and sing into the upright vacuum cleaner. Ah yes, I'm wondering if I'll get that same payback someday. 


The New York Times has an article by Michelle Slatalla called These Clothes Are Indelibly Mine and in it she issues a warning to the moms of girls: "One day these people will grow up to steal your clothes."

Cafe Cynthia on Toddler Buzz has already talked about the little ones wanting to wear your makeup, and chances are, it's your wardrobe that's soon to follow.

Your favorite cardigan that you wear to dress up a sleeveless dress? Your pre-teen may pair it with leggings, a tank, and her favorite Converse sneakers.

That animal print scarf you love wearing with your black trench coat? DD may wrap it around her waist like a belt and also wear those pearls your grandmother gave you that you only wear on special occasions.

Does your daughter steal from your wardrobe? If so, what's the policy?

Do you remember "borrowing" some of your mom's clothes?

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