When Lillie was a toddler and I went shopping for clothes, I would often hold up two items that I couldn’t decide between and see which one she picked.
More often than not I agreed with her choice and felt that she had chosen the better item of clothing. Now that Lillie is approaching her teens she is a fantastic shopping partner and she will often tell me now if she thinks I look nice in something.
Ollie’s Fashion Advice
When Ollie was one year old and I was getting dressed before the school run, I picked out a summer skirt since the sun was shining and proceeded to put it on.
I hadn’t even got the skirt fastened before Ollie declared “no”. I looked at him and asked “no what?” as I wasn’t sure what he was talking about. He pointed to my skirt and said: “no, no, no”. I ignored him of course immediately took off my skirt, I don’t know why. I’m certainly wasn’t planning on being told what to wear by my 1-year-old son but it definitely made me feel awkward in it so I put it back in the wardrobe. I changed into a different outfit to which he said “yes” and then gave me a kiss!!!
The following day I was able to dress without comment but a few days later as I put on a maxi dress, he declared “no, no, no” but since it was one of my favourite dresses I told him “no Mummy is wearing this” and he walked out of my bedroom in a huff!
Whoever marries my little man could have a challenge on their hands!! Don’t worry, Mummy will try to train him before I set him loose on the ladies. Even now that he has grown he is still very specific about what clothes he likes and doesn’t and will pull a face if he doesn’t think my clothes suit me. By the same token though, he is very complimentary when he thinks I have got it right.
Do you or would you ever be swayed about what to wear from your children?