This morning our little guy was getting dressed for school. He wanted to wear a nice sweater that is designated “church clothes.”
I just don’t get it. I mean, what’s the big deal if a kid wants to wear something nicer than usual? I know, I know, nicer clothes cost more and all but c’mon…
When we decided to adopt these two little kids I made a conscious decision to do some things differently. One of them was too not sweat the small stuff. I think if a kid wants to wear an orange shirt with plaid pants, white socks and red tennis shoes… What’s the big deal? So the kids looks funny.
We want our children to express themselves except for when they dress themselves (now when they get to be teens I will have a say on how the little girl dresses).
However, one of the most important things I consciously/deliberately decided when we decided to adopt our “new kids.” Is to pick my “battles” carefully. 5:40 a.m. is not the time to begin a skirmish, much less a battle!
We are going to need to have a(nother) discussion about what is really important and what is not.