Saturday, June 26, 2010

In matters of style swim with the current, in matters of principle stand like a rock

Bug goes through stages of not wanting his hair cut.  He ends up looking like a ragamuffin, realizes he doesn't like it and, as in the case of the above picture, cuts his own hair.  Yikes.  Straight across bangs on a boy is just "Not In" {grin}

So, mama took him to the salon to fix his style mishap.

And there he is looking like a rock star with his style of choice... the faux hawk - something he can make into a hawk if he wants to or wear like a "youn' genelman" (spelling is intentional).

Within reason, I am not going to make arguments with my children regarding matters of clothing and style (the issues we will have with them relate to bodily coverage); I encourage them to live out their own personal personalities - follow the guidelines with a twist.

 Bug likes orange. On "chapel days" at school, he may where his dress pants and shirt but wear a bright orange or some other expressive tie.  He is also likely to wear his faux leather "biker" jacket with his shirt and tie.

Jellybean, wanted her hair cut short and, as much as it pained me to allow her to rid herself of her beautiful golden curls, that is just what we did.  We are now, thankfully for mommy, growing it back out as she did not like short hair as much as she thought she would.  Regardless, she is a beautiful girl so why fight over something of personal taste?

The above quote by Thomas Jefferson somes up how I feel about the fashion styles of my children. I do, as I said, have ammendments to that quote or our own fashion commandments such as "thou shall not dress like a houchy mama", "thou shall dress in freshly laundered, non-stained items when doing anything more than playing outside", and "thou shall not covet thy friends wardrobe and be satisfied with what mom and dad can provide for you".  You know, just to name a few.

What about you?  What are your commandents of attire for your children/future children?

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