Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Freedom to Choose

Yesterday, as I was preparing to take the 7- and 9-year-olds to school, I noticed that the 3-year-old wasn't dressed and ready to go. I usually just take him along in his sleeper, but this morning, he was only sporting underwear. Although I had asked him several times to get dressed, even if it was only in a sleeper, I kept seeing him running around in, still, only his briefs. When I finally made the empty threat of leaving him home while I took the kids to school, he ran off, I thought, to get a sleeper on. When he returned, I was checking my email and had my back to him.

He said, "Mom, today, I'm going to make my own decisions." When I turned around, I saw that he was wearing this...




I couldn't help but laugh, couldn't help but let me make his "own decision", and off we went!

Thanks for listening.

22 comments:

*Jess* said...

LOL! Why not?? :)

Valerie Neal said...

When my daughter was between 2 & 4 it was not uncommon to see her sporting about in her Cinderella and Tinkerbell costumes, complete with dress up plastic heels, this included Wednesday night church. I call it pick your battles. I'd much rather her dress like a fairy princess at 4 then 40.

Karen said...

LOL How cute. He looks like he is wearing a Fred Flintstone outfit.

Bellismom said...

LOL. I love it!

Cheryl B. said...

Alrighty then, LOL!!!

Like 'Valerie Neal' referred to - pick your battles!!

Just be glad you hadn't needed to run into a store someplace or something similar ;-p

FYI - I posted a really good chuckle today which I bet you'll enjoy :-D

Shana said...

That is so funny! I love what he chose.

Rebecca said...

Ha! Love it---too cute!

Kami said...

This is so perfect! Love it!

Stephanie said...

Love it! I am finally starting to learn to pick my battles and let my daughter (5) wear whatever she wants...on weekends of course. I used to care what people thought of her outfit whenever we went to the store now if I see anyone staring I just smile and say she picked her own outfit out. She has school during the week and has to wear a uniform everyday.

Veganmothering said...

Just found your blog...curious, you say your semi-vegan (?) What does that mean? Cute blog, look forward to reading regularly!

Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven said...

VeganMom, that is a really good question, and one I'm surprised I haven't been asked sooner! In January of last year, I became a vegan, obstaining from all animal products, including diary and eggs. During the summer, however, I became pregnant with my 10th child, and started getting super-strong cravings for non-vegan stuff, like cheese and cow's milk and sometimes even meat. Because I just wasn't experienced enough at living this way, I didn't have confidence that I could have a healthy pregnancy and be vegan, so I started doing dairy, eggs, and, occasionally, meats. My pregnancy is almost over now, and I've cut out the meat, but I'm still doing dairy (we have a cow). I'm not sure what I'll do after the baby comes. Still trying to find a balance with trying the get the family on board, which has been very, very difficult!

Thanks so much for your visit and I hope to hear from you again soon!

Melinda said...

Oh my gosh...that is hillarious. He is so cute! Well I hope he doesn't choose this on his first day of school when he is bigger...LOL

thorney said...

This reminds me of my youngest son loving to wear my slips. He's now 26 and, no he doesn't women's clothing :)

Ginny said...

3 is my all time favorite age! I wish I blogged when either of my girls were that age.

My youngest daughter did similar things all the time. She went through many difficult clothing phases for me. Luckily it was w/ my 2nd, so I let her express herself more. With my 1st, I was a bit pickier & luckily for me, she was a bit easier, lol

Darling!!! that reminds me of some scarves we have that turn into shawls.

alessandra said...

Sooo funny!

restrainedchaos said...

He is very cute. My husband and I just laughed out loud at the picture. My daughter's 5 and I've made a practice of not worrying too much about the combinations she puts together as long as she's following rules for modesty. They're only little once!

Julie said...

Love it! How could you squash his determination and creativity? I would have taken him in this outfit too! So cute!

Hen Jen said...

laughing here, hard! How did he come up with that phrase?!

he looks like a Dr. Seuss character!

Anonymous said...

Stubborn little cuss.....

Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven said...

Haha, Anonymous! I know who you are! I think he gets it from his dad!

Keeslermom said...

Super cute! My kids wear costume out and about all the time. No one even comments when Spiderman and Cinderella join us for lunch.

Jenis blog. said...

That gave me the laugh
I needed!