Guest blogger Georgie Hockett: Do you secretly judge other children ... and their parents?
I take my daughter to story time at the library on Fridays. It's not too terribly early, 10:30 AM. I get dressed first thing, nothing fancy, I just grab anything ... jeans, t-shirt, cute jacket, heels. But then I get her dressed in the outfit that I laid out the night before. I wet down her hair so she doesn't have that crazy bed head she can sometimes get after a night full of spinning. On her feet: the cutest shoes; I wrestle her down and make her wear a hair clip or a pony tail.
Why do I do all this? Because when I see kids show up at the 10:30 AM story time in their jammies and crazy hair I think 'Can you not take a second and put that kid in pants?'
I admit it, I look at the kids at story time and judge them on a certain level. But I don't blame the children, they're children -- they're just as cute in jammies. But parents, come on - put them in something not tatooed with jam stains and brush that hair will you? A little effort, please.
When there's a birthday party or special dinner in my family, I put her in nicer clothes. The Elmo shirt is fine for a stay-at-home day, but I want to show her that you can be respectful of situations and people by dressing appropriately. It's not even 'dressing up,' it's just not wearing your pj's.
|Georgie Hockett is the co-founder (and original bride!) of A Grand Wedding.com, the only online resource featuring wedding vendors with a service or product under a thousand dollars. Georgie is also the author of two chick-lit novels. Mom of one.|