26-year-old Caitlin Fladager is a mom of 2 living in Vancouver, Canada, and she’s no stranger to taking a stance on things (which you just have to love).
It turns out, people frequently try to shame her for spending a lot of money on her own clothing while she dresses her children in cheaper clothes, and here’s what she brilliantly has to say about it.
In a post on Instagram, she started out by sharing something she hears a lot:
“Your kids only wear clothes from Walmart, while you get dressed up a lot. Not a good look for you as a mom..”
Instagram; Caitlin is pictured above
“That statement is something I get a lot,” Caitlin continued. “Yes, my kids clothes mostly come from Walmart, while I buy myself clothes from other stores.”
“You know why? 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.”
“I am not outside running around in the dirt for hours on end. I am not tripping and ripping holes in brand new clothes. I am not changing my mind daily about what colour I have randomly decided I don’t want to wear ever again.”
“I am not a kid. My children are messy, they love to play in the dirt, and they love to spill their food.”
Caitlin explained that she buys her children cheap clothing because she doesn’t ever want to be the mom that gets upset with them for staining their clothing.