I swear my Mum keeps everything. When I went to visit her this morning I received a huge bag of retro kids clothes. They used to belong to my brothers who are all in their early to late 40s.
I always take anything that Mum decides to part with (even if I don't want it) as she needs to declutter. It's my filial duty to help her.
So I dived into the bag to see what treasures she wanted to bestow on her grandsons. Man did I giggle. I just can't recall my brothers looking like public servants from the Whitlam administration...Mum said the clothes were mostly bought in Myer and they are in very good condition given their age.
Below you will see my boys are modelling their new old clothes. They were genuinely excited to get some clothes... they didn't even care that the clothes were about 40 years old; there was no judgement. Too funny. Note to self: buy your kids more clothes.
So, if you are in Brisbane and spot a trio of boys who look like they escaped a Partridge Family cult, that'll be us.
|purple flared jeans in brush cotton and polyester cotton shirt with stiff pointed collar. This is called the flamingo pose according to our model.|
|Most of the pants have the permanent press. This is son number 2 channelling Travolta in his early years|
|Son number 1 vying for Australia's next top model with this pose. High -waisted flared pants.|
|vintage swimming shorts|
Anyway, what should I do with all these retro kids clothes? With the other retro clothes Mum has passed on I just fold them up and put them in the boys' wardrobe.
And more often than not, I've had the 'WTF? moment' of being greeted by the sight of miniature David Cassidys when the boys dress themselves in the morning...