20 October 2007

Little Kid Couture

The things that can happen when you let your child dress herself:

  • Plaids and stripes
  • Shirt with little flowers, pants with big flowers, socks with other flowers - "Look Mama, I'm all flowers - I match!"
  • Skirts with pants underneath
  • Pants with tights underneath

and, the discovery, at the end of the day, that she's gone to school without underpants.

22 comments:

slouching mom said...

No underpants...

Snort.

Well, there's no reason underpants should be high on HER list of priorities!

Julie Pippert said...

BWAHAHAHA, I'm laughing WITH you, seriously. Driving to meet my husband at a restaurant for dinner last night, halfway there the little one says, laughing her rear end off, "I no have on panties Mommy! I has a BARE BUM!" And more gales of laughter.

This is why I have the Great Big Purse of Everything.

(And never mind how my children are eye-catching cases of Fashion Don't from age 2 on. LOL) (Just not even close to a battle I'm going to fight.) (No matter what I hear/read other mommies say about those poor little mismatched children.)

Julie
Using My Words

Aurelia said...

"Underpants! But, Mawwwwwmmmmmm, I don't want to wear/change/clean my underwear."

And so it begins...the battleground!

Furrow said...

Oh well, sounds like she was at least wearing pants with everything. Aren't underpants just superfluous, anyway?

alejna said...

Hee, hee.

I have a photo somewhere, which I should really dig up and scan. I'm wearing green pants with big yellow sunflowers, and birkenstock sandals. And I have on socks. One red, and one bright blue. I got to pick out my own outfits. I think I was about 16...no, wait...maybe I was 6. (And it was the '70s.)

Julia said...

Yes, we did the no underpants thing a couple of times. Notably, once on the "get to know your classmates" day last spring. Thankfully, the dress was long that day.

Now we are onto "I am going to do my own hair." Which is fine by me for independence's sake, but is not advisable if strenuous physical activity is in the cards for later on.

flutter said...

Oh underpants are over rated!

No, wait, they really aren't :)

That's so funny about the flowers

Janet said...

I really have to leash in my inner control freak to let my 6-year-old dress herself. Nothing mathces. Purple and burgundy co-mingle.

At least she always wears underwear. ;-)

katiez said...

Followed by 70 years of dressing perfectly - then right back where it all began....

niobe said...

She sound totally fashion forward. Right down to going commando.

susan said...

Yep, yep, yep, yep, yep.

I have to admit, I myself was a stripey dressing person today, with stripes of some sort on everything I was wearing. But the colors all coordinated (except for the socks, which on me rarely match the rest of my outfit.)

jen said...

we did that once this week and without all of the cute stripes.

andi said...

My daughter also struggles with the matchy-matchy. Also, if there is even one drop of moisture on her panties, she will whip them off like they're on fire.

thrice said...

a girl after my own heart........

dawn224 said...

I think it's great :)

Suz said...

No underwear! Hysterical!

Rimarama said...

Oh, yeah. I remember to this day the very first time I got to pick out my own outfit and dress myself. Let's just say there was very little of my wardrobe that I WASN'T wearing.

My little girl, as you know, does the same thing!

Brook Ann ( the Great ) said...

Similar things happen in my house, when the dad dresses the toddlers. Hehe!!

thirtysomething said...

He he. My 4 y.o. dresses herself in much the same way!

Teryn said...

At least she seems to err on the overdressed side. My daughter has a shirt that she insists is a dress and refuses to wear anyhthing with it (except panties). She also likes to wear only panties with imaginary clothes. She's going to be so cold this winter.

MadMad said...

Hysterical! Oh well maybe she'll grow into one of those people who go commando all the time, like what's her name, Vieira, whose first name completely escapes me right now...

painted maypole said...

my daughter wears striped shorts and a striped shirt, insisting they match because they are both stripes, and both have green in them.

they do not match. They make your eyes hurt.

but she is dressed!