First of all, they have to pick their clothes out of the closet. I can no longer bring three outfits downstairs and say, "Pick one." Nope. They have to pick it out of the closet. Okay, fine. This process sometimes eats up precious time because we all have to go upstairs and then we all have to come back down the stairs. Now I see why people live in ranches.
And then there's the time involved with the actual picking out of the outfit. No, you cannot wear your purple sundress. It is 35 degrees out. No, you can't wear that Gymboree jumper to school. If you wear that dress, you need to wear a sweater with it. Pick a sweater, please, not a spring jacket. Okay, but that doesn't really go. At all.
The night before school days, I do have them select their outfits so that the next morning isn't full of insanity. Grammy bought the girls these velvet-like dresses with polka dots last year. She said that it was okay for the girls to wear the dresses to school. (When they wear something to school, there is always the possibility that they will return home with paint on it.) So we have three of these dresses. Emily keeps picking out that dress to wear to school. Her teacher must think that we are sending her to school in the same clothes.
Most recently, Allie's outfit of choice for bed has been a pair of pajamas with a sundress on top. Sometimes she goes through two or three pajama changes before she falls asleep.
These pictures are from last weekend. They all insisted on wearing dresses. Allie's top isn't really a dress but we call it a dress to keep her happy. Anna's red tights were my idea. Nothing else was clean for her to wear under her dress and it was freezing out so she had to wear something. They all insisted on wearing those purple and green ribbon headbands. Those are rings on Allie's fingers.
And didn't you know that Alice in Wonderland knee socks go over leggings? Em walked around Target like that.