But, a blog that I frequently read bothered me the other day. I thought instead of making some pointless comment on her blog, I would vent on my own blog.
I remember standing in Goodwill a few years back with my friend Heather. We were looking for jeans for the girls. I told her I just wanted regular jeans with no embellishments on them. No characters, no flowers, no anything. She didn't totally understand why. She had the logic that if one of the girls like Elmo, why not buy pants with Elmo on them. And, I understand her logical totally. For jeans I just like them to be able to be worn with anything. So that is why I don't want the jeans to be decorated. But, the girls do have pants with stuff on them. So, my line of thinking went out the window a while back.
But, for shirts, whatever goes. If the girls like Elmo, then they can have an Elmo shirt. Whatever characters the girls have been into, they have several clothing items (underwear, socks, jammies, shirts...) of them.
The post that bothered me was talking about character clothing. And, the way she stated it, I just couldn't believe it. I guess it just hit a raw nerve or something. To me, the way it came across was that she is a better mother because she puts her kids in non-character clothes. Maybe I am being too sensitive.
These are the parts that bugged me:
"I totally went against my better judgment last week and bought an "ugly princess shirt"...or some fabric (from Joann) that I thought was not very cute, but Owen liked it."
"So on this particular shopping day, we were on the flannel aisle and Owen spotted the frog fabric and got excited. I decided that a 1/2 yard can't hurt. No one really sees jammies anyway; I'm a little more lenient with what my kids wear to bed. Lucy however, was begging for a real bad Princess Tiana fleece print which I definitely vetoed. Sorry Luce."
So, she let the boy pick out the stuff she didn't like but didn't let the girl. And, the fabric is for jammies! I mean, come on!
Does this make me a bad mother because of these pictures?
|OH NO! A dreaded "ugly princess" shirt! What will we do! Burn this picture immediately!|
But, it is SOMETIMES OK to let them wear these since they are jammies. Although, the "ugly princess" one that Bella is wearing might not be...
|sorry for the poor quality...used the iPhone in bad lighting|
Whatever the girls like I will buy for them. Heck, half the time I am lucky to get Emily to wear clothes at all. So, if she needs a Batman shirt or Woody shirt in order to wear something, then that is fine with me.
I do agree, the girls look SO cute when they are wearing a non-character piece of clothing.
But that doesn't mean that is all they should wear. Looking through the comments on the blog I saw a comment that really stuck out. The lady mentioned that she remembered being younger and LOVING her CareBear and other character shirts. So, she gets them for her kids.
I am right there with agreeing that for certain times, non-character clothes are more appropriate. But eliminating them totally just doesn't make sense.
And I know I am not a bad mom due to letting the girls wear these types of clothes. But I just couldn't get over how Dana talked about it. And that she refused the Tiana fabric for jammies for her girl. What!?
It obviously left a really bad taste in my mouth. And makes me not even want to read this lady's blog anymore. I feel like she thinks she is a better person because of what she chooses for her kids to wear. I guess I could summarize it by saying she judges. Just see how she starts out the blog post. Unreal!
OK. I'm over it now! I feel a little better.