I had forgotten how my mother is. When my niece was little (18 years ago), my mom would give my sister all of these horribly outdated old clothes that she (mom) thought were soooo cute. She gets them from a shelter she works at once a week. People donate some items that my mom thinks are "too nice" for the poor people who shop there. So she takes them home and gives them to others - unfortunately that now includes me!
When I was little, she would dress me in Polly Flynders dresses. Keep in mind that I'll be 40 in February. My mother has apparently been rescuing Polly Flynders dresses to give to me so that I can dress our baby in them. These are pretty fancy dresses that go for about $100 on eBay, but she would rather give them to me. DH is so picky about used things from people he doesn't know, and I really have no intention of putting my little girl in these super fancy dresses all of the time. Now I have two huge boxes of crap to go through and figure out what to give back to my mother. It took her a long time to stop giving my sister stuff. Jennifer just kept returning it to Mom. I guess I'm going to have to do the same thing. I know she means well, but this is 40 years out of date, for goodness sake! Arrrggghhh!