Dressing them alike
1 November 09
I’ve been sitting on three dresses in the same pattern for about two years now (after a six-month ebay search), and today was the first occasion on which I could dress all three girls exactly the same.
Every time I do put the girls in similar outfits, I think, “Oh don’t they look cute?” But it’s immediately followed by some some innate fear that I am scarring them for life.
Will they look back on the matching outfits and cringe? Or will they understand that I was doing it for their own good? (I’ve discovered that if your children look cute, they get away with a lower standard of behaviour — not that I would accept a lower standard, but sometimes whilst in public, things just happen.)
As we were driving to church today, I felt my heart bursting with love and pride for my three matching daughters. Ahh, the shallowness of keeping up appearances — I know it’s vain, but the emotions are involuntary.
I don’t have any more matching outfits waiting in storage, though I have heard of a mother of daughters who lives somewhere close by from who I may possibly procure some more matching clothes… Will common sense prevail? Or will vanity win out? Stay tuned to find out…