Sarah Jessica Parker: my son only wears hand-me-down clothes
The Sex and the City star told Parade magazine recently that five year old James Wilkie “only wears hand-me-downs because I’ve got all these older nephews.
“That’s the God’s honest truth. Plus, my mother saved all my brothers’ clothes. I am not kidding.
“I do buy him shoes, because everybody’s feet are different [but] I don’t think I’ve ever bought him any clothes. Maybe a new winter’s coat…”
She added that she’s very much a hands-on mum: “I put him to bed every night. I get him dressed. I’m the one who gives him his toothbrush. I take him to school every morning. He’s very small, but his personality is 6 foot 4.”
But she’s keen for that personality not to turn into a spoiled ego: “I think that if I had been raised a child of privilege, I wouldn’t be the working person I am today.
“I think it’s incumbent on my husband and me to really stress and to show James Wilkie by example what it means to owe your community something and that he is not entitled to the benefits of our hard work.
“That doesn’t mean that I’m withholding or keeping from him the joys of childhood - I’m not Joan Crawford. But I also don’t want him to think the world he lives in is the real world. It’s not.”