My quite spirited 7-year-old daughter, Dani, has waged some magnificent clothing campaigns through the years. Here is just a small sampling:
Must Wear Skirts (Age 4)
“I can’t wear pants!!! Everyone wears skirts! I–NEED–SKIRTS!!!” she tearfully cries for numerous hours of her life.
No More Skirts (Age 5)
I was mean and made my daughter wear pants, but we slowly accumulated a wardrobe full of skirts. Then, as you would expect, Dani decided she’s not that into skirts anymore. She wants pants.
Just Soft Pants (Age 6)
“These jeans are sooo scratchy. Only soft pants!”.
Must Change Clothes (Age 6 and 7)
Finally, my opinionated girl has slightly mellowed her clothing choices, but there has to me something, right? “Mo-om, I can’t wear the same clothes for the whole day!”
A New Chapter Emerges
My, now 3-year-old, Mase, has decided to follow in the footsteps of his oldest sister.
He came home from church last week and disappeared.
About five minutes later he surfaces, dressed in an entirely different ensemble.
“I change clothes, all by self.” he proudly states.
The Daddy Nightshirt
I thought I’d seen it all, but my innovative little dude came up with his own unique clothing battle:
Last month, I was a bit more behind on laundry than usual (hard to believe if you saw my usual) and ran out of clean pajamas for Mase. No problem. I grabbed one of my husband’s old tee-shirts and handed it to him, calling it a daddy nightshirt.
Now, he will only wear his cute jammies during the day. Most nights, he demands a daddy nightshirt!
We were having company Wednesday night, so I attempted to dress him in some lovely moose pajamas. He wouldn’t have it. “That not Daddy nightshirt. I’m man. Want daddy nightshirt!” How can you argue with that?
Little does my man know that most of his daddy nightshirts are actually mommy nightshirts. Shhh.