When the now ten year old was a couple of years younger, he always wanted to be dressed exactly the same as his little brother.
If his smaller brother was wearing a t-shirt declaring that Mr Funny liked to drive around in his little clown car while eating daisies on toast, then he’d want to be wearing one too.
Which is what happened in this household.
They’d have t-shirts bought for them by relatives, exactly the same, that they’d wear at different times so not to look alike.
Although the now ten year old would always want to wear his at the same time as his little brother (just don’t tell him I said that as he’d deny all knowledge now) so they’d be exactly the same.
People seeing them out and about would have probably thought I dressed them the same purposefully. Nope, the eldest wanted to be the same.
Although now if he realises he’s even got a similar coloured shirt on to the smallest then he’s changing it immediately.
It’s not always down to the parents.
What do you think when you see children dressed the same as each other?