Does Your Kiddo Ever Fight Getting Dressed?
The other day my friend was telling me a story about her kiddo just absolutely refusing every outfit option she offered. Every morning was a battle - mom trying to get everyone ready and out the door on time and a child who didn't want to put those clothes on.
Here's the thing - I don't blame the kids for not wanting to wear their standard options.
When the only clothes that are soft and comfy are the pyjamas they get to wear at night?
When they refer to jeans as angry pants because the fabric is so stiff they can't climb trees?
When their colour choices and prints are limited based on their gender and on what is currently popular? What happens if your son loves cats or your daughter loves trucks (and wants the dress thankyouverymuch)?
My experience with my own two is that when their clothes are fun and comfortable we have almost zero fights over getting dressed (other than the odd no you can't wear your swimsuit outside in January conversation).
Can you imagine that? Mornings without battles over clothes?
What makes the difference? Lots of bright colours, from across the rainbow. Lots of fun prints, that bring kid's joy. Soft cotton, so that their clothes are comfy.
My friend above? She offered a pair of the Slugs & Snails tights we carry (in a fun print!) and her kiddo gladly got dressed, with no fuss.
I don't know about you, but I'm happy for anything that reduces the amount of stress and conflict in my day!
Let's face it - I have limited fucks to give and would rather spend them on the big important things (like consent and kindness and tearing down the patriarchy) and not on fighting my kid over putting a shirt on.