My five year old daughter, Destiny is a little small for her age while my three year old daughter, Kairi is tall for her age. Destiny has always been on the small side, she is just a little peanut. Kairi was born small but grew like a weed from the beginning and has not slowed down at all. Even though there is a two year gap between them, they are almost the same size. Within the next couple months she will be moving out of size fours, into size fives. That means her and Destiny will be wearing the same size clothes.
Destiny and Kairi are very different when it comes to clothing. Destiny likes pink, lace and frilly dresses. She wears a dress most of the time and when she does wear pants she likes bold colors and fancy shirts.
Kairi likes to be casual, she will wear a dress as long as there is no lace or frills involved. She is most comfortable in jeans and a tshirt. She does not have a favorite color but she does like tshirts with her favorite television characters or ice cream cones on them.
Needless to say, their wardrobes are pretty different most of the time. I used to sell Destiny’s old stuff that Kairi would not like and then buy things for Kairi with the money I made. With Kairi moving up a size and Destiny staying in size that same size, I needed to find a way to make both them happy and not buy two full sets of the same size clothing.
Destiny and I spent an afternoon going through all her clothes and the size fives that I had stashed down in the basement for Kairi. Between that little bit I had down stairs and what was already out for Destiny I really only needed to add a couple more things.
As I said before, a large portion of what Destiny likes to wear is dresses and she likes fancy dresses. I had found some casual dresses on sale last year that Destiny hardly ever touched so we do have those for Kairi. Our local Walmart had a ton of tshirts on sale so we picked up five extra shirts that Kairi would like and we waited for Children’s Place to put regular blue jeans on sale and bought a couple pair of those for Kairi as well.
Destiny was not overly thrilled at the aspect of sharing her clothes with her little sister but we reassured her that she would still have some items that were just hers and told her that Kairi would still get some items that were just hers. While they would have some items that both girls would wear, they would still get to have their own unique style.
I have a feeling that both girls will be staying in the same size of clothing for several more years, so we will be continuing to do this for awhile.
Destiny – my little princess
Kairi – the queen of casual