5.02.2008

Choose or not to choose?


I was having a conversation about whether or not you let your kids wear character clothes. As you can see from this picture I let my kids wear them. The boots in this picture are the second pair Owen's gone through. He wears then everyday (they go with everything!!) and gets quit a few complements on them. On the other hand he has a pair of Thomas shoes he was wearing one day and his cousin told him "Owen those shoes are lame" to which he shrugged his shoulder and continued to put them on and go about his business. If someone told me my shoes were lame I don't know if I would have the confidence to keep wearing them. The shirt also has a large picture of some huge monster truck with flames on the side of it. This outfit would not be "My" Choice, I would love for him to have a cute little polo shirt, khaki shorts and some leather sandles on......but that's me and I'm not a five year old little boy. I think kids are told what they have to do, what they have to wear, where they have to go and when they have to do it so why not let them choose once in a while. It won't matter in the long run what shoes he wore when he was five. Will it? Especially when you know they will grow out of it before you know it. I know they day is coming when he won't want to wear his boots anymore. So I just enjoy him now. What do you think?


PS: I know the bike is a whole other post! (heehee)

8 comments:

Karen and Guy Standing said...

What a good mom you are. No, it won't matter what he wears when he's 5 except to him. Welcome to the blogging scene

The Christensen's said...

Love this post. I am so glad we agree on this topic. (Like we disagree on anything.) He is too cute and who cares if he wears lame shoes.

Kirstie

Nathan Woodard said...

I personally love the boots, I hope he never takes them off, even when he goes to prom and stuff!

Way to go blogger maker...

connie said...

I love it that you let him wear what he wants! It gives this old lady a lot of pleasure when mom's let their kids wear funny stuff!

connie said...

I love it that you let him wear what he wants! It gives this old lady a lot of pleasure when mom's let their kids wear funny stuff!

Pioquinto Family said...

Thank you, for letting Owen be a Kid. You know Ben wore his army hat forever, and he has turned out just fine.

Shannon said...

I love it too. This time will pass by so fast and it will be great memories that you will all laugh about. Ky still laughs at what I made him wear as a kid and it was what was in style. Cute plaid pants and a polo or t-shirt to match. It really doesn't matter and when you realize that you are so much happier. Thanks for the great post I hope Alesha reads it even though I know it won't make any difference with her.

Phil or Alesha said...

Ok your blog is so cute! I didnt even know you had one! You are such a good/nice mom. I remember when Syd would wear her princess dress and clicky clacks everywhere. I wish I could be nice like that but I just dont have it in me. I'll give in for PJ's and undies! hehe