Mum forced to block online trolls when she was left feeling very emotional and like a ‘bad mum’.
Mum of two, Kayliee Lorenzo, began dressing her children the same when her daughter Miya-Lei, now 4, was just three weeks old and admits it quickly became her obsession.
When the 25-year-old mum posted online about putting them in identical clothing, she was attacked by strangers telling her she is stealing their identity.
“It is what’s right for me and my children. I have never had a nasty comment about it before until I posted online. It really got me down.
“I felt like such a horrible person and a bad mum. I had to block people to stop the negative comments. I couldn’t handle it.
“They were saying I don’t let them be kids and said, ‘I bet they are scared in case they get their nice clothes dirty. Do they ever have dress-down days instead of being dressed to the nines?’
“It was a big shock to my system. I don’t feel like I have been doing anything wrong. It really upset me and made me emotional.
“It is so much easier to pick the same outfit for them and as a full-time mum I have a lot on my plate. I’m not forcing them to dress the same. They enjoy dressing the same and I enjoy dressing them like that.
“I spend every penny I have on my children. I thought every parent did that because once you have kids that is all that matters.”
“This is something I have always done. I picked up a dress for one of them and realised they had both sizes and I thought it would be cute.
“It became my little obsession. I get them matching socks and bibs too. For my youngest it is just normal to her. It is only in the past year that she started speaking more and asking for clothes.
“It is what they both want and like. I’ve only recently had a problem with it. It is just harmless. When they want to stop dressing the same that will be up to them.
“I don’t think it’s an issue with them being so small. I will just keep it going until they say they don’t want to dress the same.
“I know that the day will come when they get to a certain age and are in school and have other friends. I won’t be upset. I have enjoyed it while they are young. I like taking them shopping. I just think it’s cute.”
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