In general, I believe in letting my children make as many of their own choices as possible. So Jonah was a little confused the other day when I tried to choose what he would wear to preschool. I was trying to convince him to wear his new “family picture clothes” to school.
“But you looked so handsome for pictures! Wouldn’t you like me to do your hair spikey and you can wear your new clothes and look so cool for school?”
Finally he asked very sincerely, “Why, Mom? Is there gonna be a contest about who can wear the nicest clothes?
Point well taken, Jonah. Life is not a contest about who can wear the nicest clothes. Wear whatever you feel like wearing! Maybe I will, too.