But my other two? They LOVE to dress up. One of them is a “theme” dresser, as in he dresses as Indiana Jones, or a bowler, or a presidential candidate. My other one, the one who’s three, loves his clothes so very much that he puts them away himself. Mostly. Well, at least he tries.
When I read this post in the Huffington Post about one mother’s reaction to her son’s simple question, “Will I get to wear beautiful man clothes?” (they were going to a wedding) I could so relate,
Later that night I told Dapper Husband about Little Dude’s question. I was cavalier, even flippant. Dapper Husband was not. He took Little Dude’s question seriously because he understood something that I did not. Where I saw a little boy being a little too interested in clothing, Dapper Husband understood that this was not about style. It was about a boy wanting to dress like his dad. Little Dude watches his dad get ready for work in the morning and that ritual involves something more than a ripped pair of jeans and a cement mixer t-shirt. It requires slacks, a belt, the occasional coat and tie. Little Dude thinks those are beautiful because they symbolize what it means not only to be a man in general, but also to be the man who looms largest in his life. I think that is beautiful.
Our boys deserve beautiful clothes too, don’t you think? Inspired, I found some for my little guys, thanks to Target.