Since you’ve all been privy to this, I figured we might as well make the journey together. I’m quickly realizing that the whole “getting ready for school” process isn’t so simple. The challenge we’re facing, now, is Peanut’s lack of affinity for clothes. I’ve been having a terrible time getting her dressed in the morning; it seems like every outfit is a struggle. I’m beyond lucky if she agrees to wear leggings and a t-shirt. Anything additional (a hoodie, jacket) is the wild card. Sometimes it works; mostly not.
Unfortunately for Peanut, arriving at school in undies alone is frowned upon. Not to mention impractical, given the dropping temperatures. We all know that most older New Yorkers are parenting experts, and I’m just waiting for someone to accuse me of intentionally freezing Peanut. So I’ve been wracking my brain and combing the internet, trying to come up with solutions.
One night I dressed her almost entirely in “day” clothes. She got up essentially ready for school, but still resisted the socks and outerwear. I even tried involving her in the shopping process, with a visit to Gap Kids and the promise of “pretty”, “cool” school clothes. She seemed mildly amused with the entire concept, but all that preparation was for naught. We arrived at the store and she selected three (three!) pairs of unicorn PJ’s (to complement the set we already have at home. One can never have too many unicorn PJ’s, of course).
The point is, we’re all set in terms of sleeping accoutrements.
Oh, and toddler attitude.