Yes, that’s my 2 yr old son. He has a very strong personal sense of style. How so we deal with it? Easy…we roll with it:-)
We have two rules with regard to personal fashion:
1. It must be weather/activity appropriate. (Must be warm enough when it’s cold, must be able to remove layers if it’s hot out, and must be able to work with the activity)
2. Mom picks out the clothes for pictures.
We came to these rules after a acceptance of the fact that…you know what…even though they are 2yrs old…they have strong likes and dislikes and a personal fashion preference.
So, somedays my son looks like the picture above. Today he was sporting a Toy Story t-shirt, a ‘future engineer’ onesie untucked, a long sleeve t-shirt that has a dog wearing a hat on it, and a football shirt backwards. He finished his outfit with his Frosty Hat.
Other days my son may just wear one t-shirt and a pair of jeans.
I love how even though he’s 2 years old he has a strong personal fashion sense<3
We had this same situation with our daughter around this age and handled it the same.
While it takes all the effort I can muster to not dress my children in what I think looks best, my children are able to express themselves through their clothes.
When my daughter lays out her clothes for the next day, instead of criticizing her for her choices, I ask her why she chose what she chose and LOVE to hear her reasoning. She may be 5, but she has very definite thoughts on how she chose her outfit and why she chose the color/pattern combinations<3
So, if you see a lady wearing a dress with leggings, with two little kids dressed very creatively, that might be us! Lol!!!
Remember….They Will Love Your Effort<3