My oldest son has belt issues. He is at the stage in his life where I had to tell him “if I see your under wear one more time, I am going to put HOT PINK duct tape around your waist to keep your pants up!” He knows I will do it, so we don’t have that problem as much anymore.
I have to tell my girls constantly, don’t follow the trend let your beauty shine from within! And never let the T.V. or magazine covers with pictures of half dressed women, be what you try to look like.
I don’t think my kids know that just because they play a teenager on T.V. means they are one! Those are almost 30 year old women running around acting like teenagers most of the time!
I guess my biggest request I want for my girls are to “keep the little in little girl.” And I don’t mean little skirts and little shirts either. LOL, I want to see them in, cute and classy out fits that don’t just fit, but flatter.
There are so many body shapes and sizes, from apple to pear to spaghetti thin. I try to teach my babies to wear what works for them. I have a dear friend Carol, she actually taught her girls what colors would look best on her daughters. All 6 of them!
You don’t have to be a fashionista, (orange is my color! LOL) to see what looks nice. It doesn’t have to be what everyone else says is in! It can be what you see as charming.
Dag, this means that as much as I would love to have them picking out their own stuff I may have to be involved. Sigh! It is night and day from when my kids get themselves ready and when I do it.
This is a little joke on the difference in perspectives. Her color choices were close. But she failed to put pants on. And it was a breezy day. I would give you an example of my 16 year old. But her before picture can’t go on NOBODIES Internet! I have redressed her before. (I have had to redress me too!)
I have to keep in mind who my kids are and teach them to have their own look. While looking age appropriate and modest.
I tell my girls, if you can’t raise your hand and not see your stomach… we have a problem.
If you can’t bend to get your pen without showing your tail… we have a problem.
If you can’t bend to tie your shoe without showing what plumbers do…we have a problem.
If you can’t reach like you’re touching the sky and your dress shows your upper thigh…you get my point LOL!
Shoot! I will make up funny little sayings if it means results.
People are always going to talk. You have to determine whether what they say will be true and right. Or cause you to want to fight!