|Sisters modeling at school fundraiser!|
Fortunately, once our kids started attending a private Christian school, we were able to lighten up a bit on the constant clothing inspection due to the school uniforms. Nowadays, we may ask with curiosity when they are not wearing the familiar school attire, only to find out that it was a special "dress down day."
With our daughters, we have tried to establish a modest attire from the get-go. The toddler clothing has not caused too much of an uproar on the scandalous meter, but Hubby did sarcastically frown down upon pants with "cutie" across the bottom! His biggest issue has been to keep the midriff covered for our little girls. At times I have, questioned the strictness of the policy at age three only to be met with the reminder that it would be harder to set the limits at thirteen.
A wise man.
Now that our oldest (and I might add, very beautiful) daughter is approaching 17, I am quite thankful that he enforced those rules at an early age.
|Darlin's Sweet 16 - laser tag on New Year's Eve!|
In general, checking what our kids wear has helped us avoid having a scantily clad teen show up for Sunday school or a disheveled kid singing up front at the school concert. Constant vigilance has been necessary. Indeed, the times I have let my guard down usually produce the most obvious of wardrobe malfunctions (fortunately not of that variety!) Last year I could indeed tell that my son was the only one with blue pants in the band concert instead of black! The other week I noticed that Cupcake had two left sandals on and another time I had forgotten to bring her shoes altogether!
A friendly little reminder to always ask them, "What are you wearing?" It's worth repeating.
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