I must admit I am a pretty conservative dresser. I am plus size so some outfits just won’t work for me. I have three children, female children, and oh Lordy do we have clothing wars!!! Yes some fun some serious but here is the low down.
M1 is deep down a girly girl. She does not like people to know that and can live just find in skinny jeans and leggings. She is slender build so a lot looks good on her. She is particular to cami’s and sweatshirts but will put on a dress for a family occasion without much prompting. She has several Cinderella type dresses she loves and looks for excuses to wear them. If you ask her she says she is a tomboy. Girly the four pairs of boots, three pairs of heels and ballerina flats DO NOT say tomboy. Our biggest “fight” to wear some color other than black. She does not look that awesome in it but this phase is aggravating me. I got her out of skulls, so black is next.
N is a complete girly girl and embraces it. Now she came from an institution so many of our challenges have to do with what to wear and not to wear. She cannot wear a tight shirt and leggings because she is a bit bigger and it does not flatter. Also if your stomach is out when your arms are up you are done. Yes I know those are your favorite jeans, they are stained you are not wearing them to school. Honestly she truly does not know any better as no one has taught her otherwise. Tons of instruction goes on with her about what colors and styles go together. Yes your clothes must be free of rips, stains and have working zippers/buttons. No I do not care what your staff let you wear, you are NOT leaving the house like that. Yes we have money for clothes you don’t have to keep the pants and tops that make it hard to breathe.
M2 is my little tomboy. She is the biggest challenge of all. She is a tomboy through and through and can be bribed into a dress but protests regularly when in it. She has sensory issues so not any clothing will do. Only certain cottons, certain cuts etc will be worn. If it is not in the group melt downs ensue. Yeah shopping for her is a nightmare. Yes she has 4 pairs of the same shorts, she likes them and the different colors let me know she is changing them. Yes she has the same bras, they are the only ones she will wear, yes they are clean trust me I do make sure she is changing. Shoes…..egad…it is a nightmare any time we have to do this. Its too tight, its too bright, its too whatever. I take her shoe shopping alone as no one, including me, has enough patience to tolerate this frustration.
Each and every day I check outfits. Is it long enough, are you wearing a cami? Really those colors, come on. No its a gym day where the heck are your sneakers? Get back here you wore that yesterday and did not do laundry last night!!! Yikes but other Moms you feel me right?!?!?!
Where does this lead me most days….well I have to be honest today I went to work with one brown sandal and one black sandal. Either I have to get different style shoes (no gonna happen) or have a kid check me before we go. Ah well my coworkers had a good laugh and the other Mothers were very sympathetic.