I wanted him to dress like this:
So what did I do?
I let him.He would be outside for just about 5 minutes since our dog doesn't really like to go further than the driveway.
My four favorite words, "Mom, you were right."
This is how he went out later:
Given the opportunity to see for himself, he made the appropriate choice. Not because Mommy said so, but because he was cold when he did it his way.
Some kids have strong opinions about what they wear. They have so little control over whet they eat, what they do in school, when they play, and when they go places that picking out clothes is a way for them to have some control over their environment and make their own choices.So pick and chose your battles wisely and don’t get too hung up on the clothes. Frankly I think the concern is more about other people judging our parenting than it is about how cold our kids really are. Let it go.Based on my experience, I believe the less of a big deal you make it, the more likely comfort will win out over fashion."