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Old 02-18-2009, 11:57 PM   #11
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I'd ask her what she wants you to do. "Hey, some of the clothes you loaned me got stained and a few pieces are torn. Would you like me to replace them?"

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Old 02-19-2009, 08:10 AM   #12
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Some really good ideas here. Thanks mamas, I appreciate the input. I'll let her know, and I might go by Value Village and pick up some items to replace the couple of things that are really a mess. I like the idea of baking something too, just as a thankyou.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:09 AM   #13
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i agree with the other mamas as well take out the worn out stuff.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:01 AM   #14
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Loaning something that naturally gets worn out as it gets used isn't the same as loaning something else. I wouldn't expect to get all the clothes back or get them in perfect condition if I loaned out clothes to a kid wearing 2T clothes. Of course some got messed up. I'd just ask her what her expectations are. Maybe throw in some of your dd's old clothes too for her.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:03 PM   #15
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I would let her know but wouldn't worry about it too much. I know when I lend out clothes that even if I want them returned I don't expect them to be in the same condition, kids are hard on clothes and I wouldn't lend them out if I didn't want them to be used.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:46 PM   #16
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I wouldn't replace in any way. Just return what is still wearable. If she is reasonable, she will understand that they were lent with the purpose of your daughter to use. Kids at that age really wear stuff out sometimes. She shouldn't have lent them if she was wanting them returned in the exact same condition.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:37 AM   #17
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I'd return them "as is", tell her that some of the clothes got worn a bit more than others and are showing it I wouldn't replace the clothes that were ruined but maybe get a little something for the little boy or even the girl who originally wore the hand-me-downs that they can wear now (or in the summer)

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Old 02-20-2009, 10:03 AM   #18
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I pass on half of DS wadrobe after he grows out of a size. I don't expect any of the clothes back but if I do get them back then it's a bonus. I have kept half for our next baby (if it's a boy) or to pass to my sister or SIL, depending on who has a boy first. I know I will get the clothes back if we have another boy after this one and I'm sure things will be taken out and others added.

I think if it's a not a really close friend or relative then there is no reason to replace the ruined items.
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I agree with only returning the non-stained/worn-out items plus letting her know that it's not all there 'cause your LO got the best of them
and def. ask her if she wants it replaced, she'll probably say no, BUT, I think you should buy a few items for her LO to replace a few of the good stuff you used up. doesn't have to be new, but wearable and nice
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It went through two kids, and you think she would be upset?

I would just be happy that your dd got some use out of it. My daughter never had many outfits of her own. SHe only had hand me downs, and I never thought the mom would ever want them back. I was SO grateful to have them though, and I think she loved seeing my dd wear them.
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