The challenge has been challenging this week. I get my kids clothes at thrift stores or they are hand-me-downs (or handy-downs as Cole calls them), which has worked nicely for a long time. It’s still working, but here are some of the difficulties.
Boys vs. girls
They say girls are pickier about their clothing, however the person that said that did not have a Joe. After fighting with him for over an hour, I told him we were going to play dress up when he got home from school, meaning I was going to make him try on clothes since he says he doesn’t have any pants that fit him. And when I did find some? He didn’t like them. His response? ”Oh fine, you’re going to dress me up like a fairy princess!” Oh, you think the boy would know better than to say something like that…
Let me give you a little background here. I was a tomboy and hated to wear anything girly. My mom was all about the frilly, fru-fru stuff, making me wear dresses and entering me in beauty pageants. (do not get me started on that one) The photo is of me, one that I altered for an expressive photography class. It’s part of a larger art collection about childhood. Continue reading