Monday, June 2, 2008
Andrew really enjoys dressing himself. He usually does a pretty good job. He has mastered buttons and zippers. He knows his left from his right. He knows that the tags go in the back. He even matches his clothes pretty well.
Despite all this knowledge, he CHOOSES to dress himself incorrectly often. He likes to wear his shirts backwards. He thinks it is funny to put his shoes on the wrong feet and his shorts on backwards. And believe it or not, I allow him to go out it public like this. He also likes to wear various pieces from his costume box outside of the home. Last week I took a little pirate to the grocery store and library.
I have a friend who allowed her little girl to wear her snow white costume to church each Sunday for months. I have another friend who does not allow her children out of the house if they have too many buttons buttoned on their shirt. I guess I fall somewhere in the middle. I wouldn't let Andrew wear a costume to church or at a special event, but if he wants to wear his shirt backwards to a Memorial Day picnic, I am all for it! What about you? Where do you stand on the issue of public attire?