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Browsing Tag: kids dressing themselves

If You’re Under Five You’ll Totally Get What I Mean

For the most part–other than when we’re going to church or the odd wedding, of course–David and I let the kids wear what they want. Granted, this might often mean that my kids roll out of the house looking like they stepped out of a hole in the ground rather than a turquoise-and-butterfly decorated bedroom, but it’s just the one part of child-raising I’ve never felt like I need to control. My mom will tell you that this is backlash against my incredibly–how do you say?–tidy upbringing (who was the only kid in 7th grade wearing gym shorts that were ironed to a crease? THIS GIRL), but I think it’s just who I am. For the most part, our kids pick out clothes that actually match (and I do veto the ones that are painful to see), so it’s really no big deal. To tell you the truth, I’m too busy struggling to brush the birds’ nests of knots out of their hair before we go anywhere to care about much else. So when Quinlan chose…