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!!!