Matthew was invited to wear a red gi and join the black belt club. He was pretty excited. I thought it would be great if he wore Elizabeth's old red gi (ie wait for a month for it to be free) since she's about to wear the black one. Then we could get a bigger size for when he grows out of the red gi. But Matthew had big feelings about this. Turns out that he had been looking forward to the red gi because it was going to be NEW and only his. (He's only had hand-me-down gis to date). In the end we decided that getting a new gi might seem silly on paper but it isn't much money in the grand scheme of things. So far he's treating his gi with a great deal of respect and awe.