We are all familiar with the phrase “choose your battles,” right? Well, Leo’s wardrobe is a battle Schizz and I gave up fighting years ago.
Here is Leo, this morning:
Leo is six and a half years old and he continues to wear his clothing incorrectly on an almost-daily basis. His shirt will be on backward, or inside-out, or his pants will be backward, or his shoes will be on the wrong feet. Sometimes, the entire outfit is wrong. I think it is fascinating. Isn’t it uncomfortable to sit on your fly all day long? Does he not notice? Is he too busy to fix it? What about using the bathroom? How does that work, exactly?
Well, in April of 2012, Leo said, “Mumma, do you want to know why I started wearing my undies backward again? It’s because T watches everything that I do so when she starts wearing undies, she will wear them backwards because she will think she’s doing it the right way and that will be REALLY funny!”
Thankfully, Miss T did not fall prey to his shenanigans!
So Schizz and I learned the hard way not to overreact to Leo’s wardrobe. Now, we just ignore it when it happens. I can’t decide whether some of this clothes-gone-wrong is done for effect, or if he’s just too darn busy to care about the details.
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Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable.
Style is more about being yourself.
~Oscar de la Renta
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
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