Friday, March 7, 2008

My thoughts...

A long time ago Allison did a post on her blog talking about "crack" in the schools and how there were girls walking around with their cracks exposed and how it bothered her.... Well there is something bothering me! I just have to get it out, I may be way off base and I don't even mind if people leave me comments to tell me why I am wrong. It won't offend me! But there is something bugging me and I just have to vent it! There seems to be this thing with dress up clothes that bug me. It seems every where I go there are kids in their pretend/ dress up clothes. I am not just talking about in the grocery store. I totally get mom is in a hurry and may not have time to change the kids before you head out the door. It is the 8- 12 of them I saw walking around at the Portland Children's museum, at Ethan's school play/ music concert (what ever they call it!) These moms are letting their kids go to places that I normally think ok lets actually wash your face, make sure you have clean non-ripped play clothes on and look decent because we are going to a public place but the kids are going in dress up clothes, full on Cinderella, Belle, Spider man costumes!!!! I guess I don't get it!?! But here is the other end of it for me.... PAJAMAS! In all the same places! Story time at the library, stores, and at the Portland Children's museum.... Maybe I am way off base but whatever happened to making our kids get dressed, let alone dressed properly to go out in public. I am the first one to admit my kids go out with PB&J still on their face, or chocolate mustache, messy hair! It happens it is the total lack of getting clothes on that is bothering me. Maybe I am the only mom in the world who thinks this way. Maybe I need to not judge and just not care, maybe I can now that I have said how I feel. In my very lame blog but I just had to say it. Now I can forget about it and move on! But please feel free to let me know what you think about this topic!

6 comments:

Kim said...

So funny, I am totally laughing. I have to agree; What is the deal? My kids have never been into costume dress up (they accessorize instead), but still that stuff stays at home, not in public. I guess it's that we live in a society that gives into our children and lets them rule the roost. Oh well I guess it's the parents problem when the costumes get all ruined and they have to fork out more money to replace them. I prefer my kids in regular clothes for outings, but that's just me.

Amanda said...

I am glad I am not alone. I don't know if it is the it is so great they have such a great imagination..... My kids have a great imagination too but I still make them wear clothes!

Julia said...

No cinderella dresses in waremart for us! However, my kids don't dress up a ton at home either. Being involved in the preschool I have learned that certain kids really enjoy playing dress up. And some don't show any interest. I don't know if you should let them wear the stuff out in public. I guess that is up to the parents. But I do know two of my sweet little nephews that have gone through probably 10 spiderman and batman costumes by playing dress up. I don't think they wear them in public very often but it might have happened a time or two. Aaron actually only answered to Bruce Wayne for a about a year and half. We have a perfectly new cinderella dress up stairs that only gets played with when Avery's cousins come over...she never puts it on. Maybe she is like me I didn't every want to use my box of 64 crayons because they just looked too pretty in the box all perfect and in rainbow order. Sorry so long.

Alli said...

So, PJ's I think is just mom in a hurry (if it's am) or mom preparing kids for bedtime (if it's pm). Now if it's the middle of the day, maybe the kid is sick. Dress up clothes, though I don't like my kids to wear them out of the house, I think it's hilarious when kids where them anywhere. I mean, how many times in your life do you really feel like a princess, and don't really care what anyone else thinks about it? I told Laura I plan on keeping a journal of the things I see Gracie in, because while I wouldn't send my kids out the door in it, it totally cracks me up. She just files it under battles she doesn't want to fight. That's a mother's prerogative. But honestly, it doesn't bother me in the slightest. If anything, it brings a smile. Like the kid is thinking, "I just gotta be me!"

Amanda said...

Yeah I can see that side of it too Alli.... which is part of why I wrote my rant to see what other people thought about it. The early morning pj's in the store I see.... I am in a hurry thing it is the middle of the day at the library, at the museum, pj's that make me a little crazy because if your kid is sick they shouldn't be there and you shouldn't be in a huge rush to get to the museum...

Mo said...

Oh yea.... well I HATE it when people speed up in the passing lane so you have to go really, really fast (and you know I can do it!) to get around them, or you get stuck behind them and as soon as the passing lane ends they slow down to a snails pace again! Now THAT is something to be ticked about. Thanks for letting me vent!