Mom Receives Online Backlash After Revealing She Spends Nearly $500 A Month On New Baby Clothes
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Every parent has the right to dress their child however they want. It’s one of those few, fun choices we get as new moms and dads. But just because you get to buy your kiddo the threads you love doesn’t mean you’ll always be free from judgement.
Cue Laura Wright, a mother in Stepps (a town just outside Glasgow, Scotland) who spends hundreds of dollars each month to keep her daughter Ella in high-end couture. You read that correctly. Wright, a dog groomer, and her husband Robert, a plumbing and heating engineer, are perfectly alright with throwing down nearly $300 on a Dolce & Gabanna dress for their darling little girl. It’s an extreme concept for many of us who struggle to spend $40 on a pair of well-fitting shoes for our constantly-growing rugrats, but does that mean it’s wrong?
The 30-year-old new mom doesn’t seem to think so. Laura’s love for designer duds on her daughter is so great she has given up dressing herself in such items in order to afford her baby’s wardrobe.
“I don’t think they’re better – they don’t wash any better, I just like the look,” Laura told the Daily Record.
“I just enjoy it because she is a little girl and I just love dressing her up in all this nice stuff and it’s lovely when you get nice compliments.”
Fair enough. As a mom who shops almost exclusively from the sales racks, I still don’t blame her for wanting to put on lavish outfits on her kiddo. We’re all different, and we all choose how we spend our money. And if her daughter is happy and well-taken care of in all other ways, what business is it of mine or of anyone else?
Of course, the comments sections are always filled with criticisms, and some folks were quick to judge Wright’s passion for high-priced fashion.
Not one glimpse of a single book or educational toy. Poor kids with shallow parents like that lot. Perhaps they could forget about impressing strangers with the fancy clothes and go swimming, walking, cycling, spending time reading or even a visit to a library or museum.
“Not one glimpse of a single book or educational toy. Poor kids with shallow parents like that lot. Perhaps they could forget about impressing strangers with the fancy clothes and go swimming, walking, cycling, spending time reading or even a visit to a library or museum,” said one commentor.
“Pampered little kids. The mothers need a reality check,” added another.
Seems like some folks are pretty quick to judge. Still, this mom is totally unapologetic and appears she’ll keep dressing up her daughter as she sees fit. And really, so long as it’s not directly affecting anyone else, what’s the harm?