ok, so i keep seeing all these people who have their kids dressed to the T and have spent bookoo dollars on outfits that will seriously fit their little ones for all of 3 months! What baby was born knowing if thier clothes are from Gymboree, Children's Place, Gap, "RANDOM BOUTIQUE THAT OVER CHARGES" or WALMART or Target, or the THRIFT store? (and i am NOT saying having clothese that come from these stores is wrong!) ok, spend the money whatever-to me its just not that important. What really boggles my mind though are the moms who spend like $10+ on a shirt that is for a very specific holiday-such as St. Patty's day, Valentines Day or the like, but don't let their kids wear it in public any other day. WHAT? Can someone enlighten me as to what you are trying to teach your child? I KNOW i am not the most fashion conscious mother-i mean Wednesday nights my younger kids go to church in PJs; my children have been known to leave the house with a stain on their shirt-and yes, Candice does her own hair. But I can't help but wonder WHY does looking SO PERFECT have to be in the top priority for such young kids? They are born innately self-centered. The Bible teaches us to be CHRIST centered. How is being the perfect fashionista teaching them that appearances are not the top priority? At 4 years old, Candice is already being scolded for being int he mirror too much-she literally fixes her hair or "pretend make-up" like 6x a day! Don't get me wrong, i think a person-young or old-should look in the mirror and fix what needs fixing, but our society has REALLY impacted how we dress our kids and what we teach them is important, whether or not you stand there and say "THIS IS IMPORTANT TO LOOK PERFECT" that is what you are saying! I really think Christian moms need to get their priorities in order with this one.
*So go ahead, enlighten me, tell me how its NOT teaching them that appearances are the priority.* (again, i am sure i will be criticized, i welcome your criticisms :)