Well we have ourselves not one but two little fashion diva's. I have been dealing with a 5 year old that has some very frustrating clothing issues. So I figured I'd blog about it and hopefully get some helpful ideas on how to deal with it. I have never seen a child become so upset and angry over the way a pair of pants fits. If they are hanging a little in the front inseam they are ripped off and thrown across the room. If the sleeves on a shirt are not the exact length it too is thrown aside. This goes on and on for an entire morning some days. Yesterday I had had it. I thought for sure we were going to be late because of "what to wear". Maddie starts school at 12:30 and at 11:45 she was still in her jammies, teeth not brushed, and her lunch sitting on the table! It is not like this everyday but it just gets worse as the days go by. I have tried letting her totally dress herself (matching or not), and even tried picking out 3 or 4 outfits for her to choose from. But when it is not the selection that matters but the fit of the clothes in the selection, this is where the high stress comes into play. I try to tell her of the hardships that other children in the world face and that having to have clothes that fit perfectly is silly in comparison to that, this does not help much either.
I am asking for suggestions, have any of you gone through anything like this? What might work, I will try anything. Please leave a comment, we need help over here.