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Saturday
Mar072015

When Your 4-Year-Old Says: I don't look beautiful

 

 It happened a few months ago but it's still very fresh in my mind. Reese had finished dressing herself and was examining herself in the mirror. She blurted out, “I don’t look beautiful.” I paused. Stunned. Giving myself a moment to figure out how to respond.

I kneeled down and looked her in the eye and said, “What do you mean? You are beautiful no matter what. On the inside and on the outside.” She responded ever so nonchalantly, “But my clothes aren’t cute. They don’t match. So I’m not beautiful.”

Responding to the logic of my 4 year old daughter, I explained to her that she is beautiful no matter what she wore. I told her that if she felt comfortable in the clothes she chose to wear, if she was happy, and if she felt good, then that is all that mattered. That everyone dresses differently and that’s what makes everyone beautiful in their own way.

I’m still not certain where this all stemmed from. But I don’t want my daughter feeling that the way she dresses defines her beauty. So now, Reese chooses most of her own outfits. And I do my best not to comment even on her most crazy-mismatched-diva-inspired outfits that she’s pulled together.

About a week after this little situation on the drive to school she said, “Mommy, you are beautiful no matter what. Even if you wear your yoga pants.” Thanks sweetheart! I’m glad to know she’s listening during our conversations.

 

Friday
Apr052013

Cute Clothes for Skinny Boys

Nic is SKINNY. At three years old, he weighs less than 10 pounds more than his 8-month-old brother. He's also tall. This makes finding pants for him very hard! Mostly, he wears the Gap jeans that have the internal, adjustable elastic. These work, but they don't have a lot of personality.Cute boys' clothes for Easter!

 

Enter Good Boy Friday. They make CUTE BOYS' CLOTHES. Yes, they do exist! I was fortunate enough for them to send me an outfit for Nic that was perfect for Easter--their monogramed button up shirt in chambray and Lou Pant in mint. I paired it with a pink bow tie and some desert boots, and it may be my favorite outfit on him to-date.

 

The best part about the outfit is the pants. Not only are they long and slim enough to look great on him, but the adjustable waist is external and easy to change. With only two buttons on the adjuster, I was skeptical that they'd go skinny enough, but they are perfect. And they don't look all bunched up around the waist, which is definitely a first. 

 

At $45 for the shirt and $55 for the pants, I'd definitely consider it special occaision wear. However, I just noticed that they have the pants on super sale for $25 in a few other colors (carrot!). I might just have to snatch some of those up.

 

Here's to boys' clothes with personality!
Darling outfit from Good Boy Friday.