I'm sorry :(
I'm kind of surprised because at that age my dd really didn't care where the clothes came from. I had gotten a ton of hand-me-downs that my aunt had gotten from a neighbor which she sent to me. In fact I had clothes from the time she was a baby to about 8 or 9.
It is only now that she is a teen that she wouldn't be caught dead in hand-me-downs although she knows that I go to them for me a lot.
Perhaps you could get her something in expensive new to make her feel like at least she has something new for school.
I do know that I used to get my older cousin's hand-me-downs and sometimes they were good and sometimes not so it all depends.
mom to Maggie and Andrew
Oh ya, can't wait til my girls get to that age!
happily married since 2003...a blended family with 4 kids, 2 beautiful granddaughters
Sherry<with 3 kids, 2 beautiful granddaughters
hi! i just wanted to mention something about this since i used to be one of those kids.
basically, if i knew it was from the thrift store, i refused to wear it. but if my dad presented it to me with out knowing where it was from, i wore it. my dad just told me last year that almost all my clothes up to middle school were thrift store clothes but he quit telling me cuz i would make a fuss.
even as a child, the concept of wearing something that was worn by someone else (that i didnt know personally) gave me the creeps.