I try to let my kids be as independent as they want to. It increases their confidence and helps me save what’s left of my sanity.
Claire still needs me to put her diaper on and most of the time dress her. Sometimes if it’s an easy outfit she can dress herself if I lay it out. She has to put on her own socks and shoes.
Caroline has been CRAZY picky about her clothes since she was about a year old. So, instead of fighting her, I just let her wear whatever Her Majesty so pleases to day care.
I’m sure the other parents think she’s a unkept child…but at least she’s clean. I have bigger fish to fry – like gulping down large amounts of coffee before wrassling the kids in the car.
If she deems an outfit “Fabwoous” then moods are better. Plus, it’s kind of funny to see what she puts together.
Knowing Caroline, she probably just has a higher level of taste than the rest of us humble folk, and we just don’t know what we are missing.
It was also Caroline’s first Upward soccer practice.
That’s right people, I’m a soccer mom.