I just wanted to let you know that Zoey is now dressing herself. As long as she chooses clothes that provide enough warmth and general coverage*, I’m not going to fight it. I do not possess the internal resources to argue every day over clothes. And I don’t have the upper body strength to force her into things she doesn’t want to wear. So . . . Behold!!!! Today’s outfit:
Why, yes! That is a Christmas tree shirt! It’s rather fetching, don’t you think?**
So, um, yeah. Again: Zoey is dressing herself. Do you get what I’m saying? Hm? THE OUTFITS ARE NOT MY FAULT. Don’t judge me. A well dressed and clothing-coordinated child is not necessarily an indicator of competent parenting. Right? RIGHT???***
* Yesterday she wanted to wear a tank top over her legs and nothing else. This is an example of inadequate coverage.
** Clearly, this is a rhetorical question
*** Not a rhetorical question.