Mabel has a closet full of gorgeous clothes- dresses, jumpers, jeans, shirts, etc- most of which she never wears. Why does she never wear them? Because her dad is the one that dresses her on weekdays when I’m at work- and he tends to mostly choose the same outfits over and over again. Sometimes I’ll pick out an outfit and lay it by the changing table, or even leave a stack of outfits to choose from. However, most days I have all I can do to get myself dressed, so picking out clothes for Mabel isn’t on my radar.
When Mac first started staying home with Mabel, her outfits left much to be desired and I’d usually laugh at them when I got home. I tried to use positive reinforcement, making sure to comment on how much I loved an outfit if it was particularly cute or well put together. It seems to have worked! Most days Mabel is in a cute outfit- although still usually the same few over and over. I’m not sure why my husband never puts Mabel in a dress.
On Wednesday Mac and Mabel met me for dinner near work because I had a 7pm meeting to get to. We went for pizza and then walked next door to Rita’s for them to share a shake. This is what Mabel was wearing:
I think it was a super cute outfit! A Garanimals shirt, a hand-me-down skort, her ruffled socks, and Mary Janes. Well done Mac!