In December 2014, I found myself in Mothercare about to pay over £30 for matching pyjamas for my then 23 month old and 1 month old sons.
When you have one child, £16 on a pair of cute pyjamas from Mothercare doesn’t seem so bad, add another child into the mix and you’re trawling the aisles for discounted clothing in Tesco and Primark.
With a November and an January birthday either side, there had to be a better way without breaking the bank. After reaching out to friends and family I came across this little rule:
Buy something they WANT, something they NEED, something to WEAR and something to READ.
I have stuck by this saying ever since, and my boys couldn’t be happier with the
personalised Christmas sacks they receive from Father Christmas every year.
(I did end up giving in to the matching PJs, but they looked so adorable!)