I’m not sure where I got this idea from originally. I know it was before I even had kids … maybe from a play therapy conference, supervision, book, or parenting magazine. But I KNEW that it would someday come in handy. I knew I would be “that mom” that enjoyed dressing up her children in matching outfits … and, yes, coordinating myself and the children, too. (you just never know when a photo op will come!) And, yes, I am “that mom”, … not EVERY day, ALL the time … but I do really like finding great clothes for the kids and dressing them nicely.
BUT … I also KNOW that fostering independence in young children is essential.
I now have a budding fashionista that REALLY likes to dress herself. So, to get around this little conundrum of not letting by borderline OCD take over, I had Honor make a “I Dressed Myself” pin.
Now, not only can I advertise that I was not her fashion consultant for the day, but SHE can proudly display her creativity and independence! A true WIN-WIN!!!
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Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.