Struggling With A 2 Year Old’s Strong Fashion Sense? Roll With It!

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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

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Hi! My name is Dominique and I'm lucky enough to be the wife to my True Love and mother to a little girl and a little boy. I grew up in the Midwest but have loved living in NC, our new home. I'm actually an Industrial Engineer by schooling, but am now a domestic engineer(Stay-at-home-Mom) and feel very blessed to have this job. I have always loved the challenge in making the most of things...whether it's figuring out that a filing cabinet , a $10 piece of countertop and a few scraps of wood can be turned into a desk, that a curtain sheer, some ribbon, and a square piece of fabric can be transformed into an Elsa-like dress, or how to provide an interesting lunch for my little girl who is in a peanut free classroom. I love to figure things out and to create. I hope you enjoy reading my posts. I hope that my posts will inspire you to create. I hope that with my posts you will see that They Will Love Your Effort, whether things turn our perfect or not;-)

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