British mother Doris Russell defended spending $ 4,000 on her son’s designer clothes, insisting he was “not spoiled.” Photos / Instagram
A British mother admitted spending nearly $ 4,000 on her son’s school clothes because he “will only wear designer labels” – and many parents think that is “ridiculous”.
Doris Russell’s son Charlie enjoys high-end designers such as Tommy Hilfiger and Cotton Candy, as well as sports brands Nike and adidas.
The 10-year-old, who is also a part-time children’s model, has recently become “more self-conscious” and refuses to wear affordable school clothes like other children his age.
Doris, 39, explained that she had to buy her son designer shirts, pants and even socks – but insists he is not spoiled.
“He won’t be wearing PE approved shorts and only likes the Adidas ones that cost $ 67 each. And he wears $ 39 Nike T-shirts instead of the cheaper ones other kids wear.” , she told The Sun.
“He wanted specialty Nike sneakers for PE at $ 137, as well as Nike football boots. We use a few pairs a year.
“Even his socks are expensive. He wears adidas for PE and black Calvin Klein for uniform days. I’m currently looking for a new backpack, Nike or adidas.”
But while Doris – who earns $ 49,000 a year as a foster family – is happy to splurge on her son, social media users have called the lavish spending “ridiculous.”
“He only wears them because you buy them for him,” one parent explained.
“Looks like another licensed kid,” said another.
While one of them said: “The more you fuck. Totally unnecessary to force your child.”
Some have defended the mother, saying it was up to her to decide how she spent her money, pointing out that Charlie likely made money from her modeling gigs.
“So what. It’s her business what she buys for her son,” said one of them.
“What’s wrong ?? She’s doing it because she can afford to buy,” said another.
As we said simply: “His money his child.”
Overwhelmingly though, many were stunned by the amount of money spent on the clothes, pointing out that Charlie was growing up and could only wear the items for a short time.
“Wow, no words,” said one of them.
“Sorry too spoiled. He has to learn,” wrote another.
“She’s a fool, isn’t she?” someone else suggested.
Doris however said she was not afraid to spend the money on Charlie, describing it as “a reward for his hard work”.
“He’s not spoiled – he’s well behaved, hardworking and loves designer clothes,” she told The Sun.
“Ever since he was little, he always wanted to look good. It’s sometimes a struggle for me to have time in front of the mirror.
“I spent thousands of dollars, not just on uniforms, but also on cellphones, computers, and clothes to wear for after-school parties.”
Charlie, who has also entered beauty pageants and appeared in TV commercials, loves his designer gear, creating TikTok videos showing off his outfits.
Doris’ husband Daniel, 41, also participates in Charlie’s lavish lifestyle with his Border Force Agent salary of $ 59,000 per year.
“I’m impressed with his style. As long as he’s happy with what he does and wears, that’s important,” Daniel said, admitting that means he and Doris often go without to make sure Charlie gets what he wants.
“I can’t remember the last time I bought a new outfit for myself,” Doris said.
“If I buy something, it’s not expensive. I’m low-maintenance and haven’t been to a hairdresser for 12 months.
“I’m happy to make the sacrifice. I work hard and it’s up to me to decide how I spend my money.”