Good Moms Against Fashion December 24, 2007 by Kathryn I like to think of myself as pretty much the best mom ever. I’m not saying that I am the best mom ever. I just like to think of myself that way. [read more at Parenting.com] Related PostsHow do I want to be treated?…..With ChocolateThat One PostOpen Letter to WandaRest StopsTender Mercies — A Rat TaleBeing Fragile
I can’t do it — I can’t completely let go in this department. If we’re not going anywhere or just going to Target or if Dad is in charge, they get to choose anything. But if we’re going somewhere reasonably official — school, church, etc. they get to choose one half of the outfit (top or bottoms — anything they want, within weather limits) and I give them several options to choose from for the second half. I’m not out of control (at least I hope I’m not) about matching (don’t have to look they stepped out of a mall window display), but I can’t do clashing.
My mom (bless her totally not her fault heart) was clueless about fashion and I was too in my early years and so there are some painful school fashion faux pas incidents that I just can’t seem to let go of. It exerts itself in control-freakiness in my children’s closets, unfortunately.
So, you ARE pretty much the best mom ever. 🙂
Lazy Organizer says
Mismatched kids are a sure sign of a good mother. The question is, will she love you or hate you for it when she’s older?
Mrs. F says
I loved your article.
I just posted a picture of what I let my four year old wear to school, you inspired me 🙂