12 Responses to “Defiant dresser”

  1. Annie May 28, 2008 at 11:49 AM #

    I can’t wait till I get to do the same battle 🙂

  2. Meljean May 28, 2008 at 1:37 PM #

    This is my daughter right now. She has her own idea of ‘cute’ and won’t even deign to look at the jeans I bought her … or anything that isn’t pink/purple/has hearts or butterflies on it. Even the jeans with the cute flowers embroidered all over them. Sigh. How did my daughter end up loving pink? I just don’t know.

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  3. Mandy M Roth May 28, 2008 at 2:06 PM #

    You can borrow my boys. Andy would go to school in a paper bag if I let him.


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  4. Kendra May 28, 2008 at 8:05 PM #

    I have 2 boys. Are you scared yet? There are no cute clothes. Well some but not like with girls.

    They have this pair of shorts with a hole in them. Some how they keep taking turns on wearing them to school. How did that happen?

    Most days I (and my wallet) are deep relieved that I have boys, but then I will see this really *cute* outfit. *sniff sniff*

    Have a great one!

  5. Rhonda May 28, 2008 at 8:34 PM #

    Complete and total lurker here, but this post pulled me out 🙂
    I was living this battle everysinglemorning until about six weeks ago. Now after she’s asleep at night I pick out two complete outfits and put them in the ‘spot’ – cleared off the top of her dresser. She can wear anything from those two outfits, her choice (of course evil mom makes sure they are interchangeable) I just told her the ‘clothes people’ said this is what we are doing now and she accepted it –so far. It’s worked just about everyday and I do let her pick shoes (and I bring an alternate pair if I need too lol). I have a turned three in March, and a 11yrdd – said 11yr was horrible about dressing, I vividly remember taking her to daycare/grocery shopping in a silk slip and/or a bathing suit on occasion, also in a rare moment of desperation an article of clothing was cut from her body with scissors, so I’m for whatever works.

  6. Roxanne St. Claire May 29, 2008 at 8:51 AM #

    I had to laugh at that post! I have a ten year old girl. It gets worse. :muahaha:


  7. Jana J. Hanson May 29, 2008 at 9:17 AM #

    What about picking out clothes for the next day before bedtime? Making that part of your nightly routine.

    Of course, my three-year-old would rather wear his Mickey Mouse pjs and colonial tricorn hat (don’t ask!) to school.

    I also give him three choices of shirt (again, since getting that Mickey Mouse pj top off is a nightmare). After three, I pick. :whip:

    Good luck!

  8. Kerry Allen May 29, 2008 at 12:59 PM #

    Angelic Daughter wore The Orange Dress and not much else from age 2 to age 4. It fit her like a SHIRT by that time. I finally got to pitch it when her head no longer fit through the neck hole.

    Then there was the time she defiantly put her underpants on outside her pants and gave me That Snotty Look, like I’m going to be embarrassed because she looks like a fool. I said, “Good enough, get in the car, let’s go.”

    Oddly enough, she managed to straighten herself out in the car before anybody else saw her…

  9. Annmarie May 29, 2008 at 10:56 PM #

    I was never given an option. My mama never asked my opinion about my clothes. She had standards. Her standards were never hip or cool. “Children should dress like children” was Mama’s mission. Not hip. Not cool.

    My school clothes as a child weren’t off the rack. They were ‘tailored mades’. Now I am glad she took such pride in my clothes. Now I see that those traditional English T-strap shoes were adorable. Then I would have given a kidney for a pair keds like all the other kids.

    I wonder if other kids of my generation got to pick their own clothes out or if it is a modern thing?

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  10. Jill Sorenson May 30, 2008 at 1:10 PM #

    Ditto that it only gets worse. My older daughter is 4 1/2 and I’ve been thinking about putting all of her clothes in a place she can’t reach. Every hot weather day she wants to wear velvet and turtlenecks. Cold days? Shorts and tank tops. Insane color combos, too. With mismatched socks (on purpose)…and a belt. For no reason.

  11. Lesley May 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM #

    I have a 2 and a half year old boy, who I was just whining about over on my blog the other day. It’s so hard to dress him! If he has disgustingly dirty clothes on, he doesn’t want to take them off! Once he’s naked, he doesn’t want to put anything else on! And I literally have to chase him around the room and tackle him just to wrestle his undies off him when he has just told me he wants to go potty! Oh and I’m eight months pregnant so bending at the waist to try to catch him is like a nightmare since he stopped believing my “mommy needs a hug” ploy. So just be thankful she’ll dress at all! LOL

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  12. Mechele Armstrong June 3, 2008 at 7:52 AM #

    Ah yes. It only gets worse. I stand my ground when it’s not suited to the weather (velvet in summer or shorts in winter) or not suited to the occasion (a fancy dress to the park). Other than that I let it go. Sometimes, I have wanted to tell people…”She picked it out!” LOL.

    My 9 year old is having defiant reader moments. If I suggest a book is “good” she automatically has no interest in reading it. I’ve started to bite my tongue instead of reccommending books to her.

    Good luck!

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