I tell people all the time that my kids don’t care about style. They don’t want to pick out their own clothes, and 9.9 times out of 10, they put on the clothes that I pick out and don’t even give it a second thought.
That other .1 part of the time is when Zachary decides he wants doesn’t want to wear whatever shirt I have chosen for the day, for some obscure reason. But, then again, he’s five, so all of his reasons are obscure.
Part of the reason my kids don’t care what they wear is because they spend a LOT of time in their underwear. And by “a lot,” I really mean “as much time as is humanly possible.” Please see the photo to the left for evidence of this fact.
They get home from school, they take their clothes off. The sleep in their underwear most nights, so on weekends and during vacations they spend a good part of the day in their undies. If we don’t leave the house or have visitors, chances are good that they won’t get dressed at all.
So as much as my kids don’t care about what clothes they wear to school, there is often a discussion about what pair of underwear to put on after a bath. My 7-year-old doesn’t usually have much of an opinion, but my 5-year-old puts a lot of thought into what themed undies he wants to wear. Batman, Superman, Paul Frank, Transformers and dinosaurs are all part of the rotation. And they all get equal play.
Underwear choice is a serious business around here, and as my toddler gets closer and closer to the potty training process, I find myself spending more and more time thinking about what kind of underwear he’s going to pick. He’s not as into Thomas as his older brothers were, so I’m thinking he’s going to go with the ever popular Diego, or perhaps Spongebob.
Time will tell, I suppose. Until then, I’ll spend time perusing the underwear racks at Target and looking for any new, cool themed undies that my kids will love!
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