Katie Holmes finally explains why Suri Cruise has sometimes been spotted in the colder months without a coat. It wasn’t a battle worth fighting, Holmes explains.
Choose your battles wisely, some wise person once muttered. And as parents, how many of us practice this?
Katie Holmes tells In Style, “Recently, Suri and I were taking a walk and a fight got started because it was cold outside and she didn’t want to wear her coat. My philosophy is, well, fine, because after a block of walking you’re going to ask me for your coat. So the pictures of her [without a coat in cold weather] are sort of embarrassing, but I said, ‘Suri, I’ll take the hit. Just put it on when you get cold.'”
Was it irresponsible of Katie to not insist that Suri wear a coat? Well, I suppose it depends on the weather conditions. When it’s winter here, coats are not negotiable, but when it turns to spring and is a bit chilly, but not freezing, I let my kids make the choice.
Then again, we’ve never battled much over coats. Socks… now that’s another story!
Do you “choose your battles” when it comes to kid conflict? Or is it mom and dad’s way or else?
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