Most of us have them (I don’t, to be honest, but I don’t think I’m a ‘normal’ woman most of the time) and feel a little bit ashamed for having them. I’m talking about unworn clothes here. My daughter currently has two items of clothing in her wardrobe she has never worn and now I doubt she ever will.
I know what my daughter likes. She likes pretty dresses and she likes short shorts with funky Tshirts, bright tights or leggings.
So when she opens her birthday and Christmas presents from other people every year and I spot something I’m not sure I about, I ask her ‘Do you like it?’
‘Are you sure? Because we can take it back and change it for something different if you don’t like it…’
‘I like it!’
But clearly she doesn’t. Because there are two items in her wardrobe which she refuses to wear – a navy and pink floral dress with three quarter sleeves from Mothercare and a short, tropical butterfly print skirt from M&S Autograph collection. I’ll be honest, I like one of these myself and I’m not so keen on the other. I’m not saying which is which.
I’ve told her I’m not happy with her for refusing to wear these things and that she must be honest with me in future if she doesn’t like something.
Do your kids ever refuse to wear clothes? Do you make them wear them?