She Let Her 3 Year-Old Son Dress Her For A Week. This Is What She Learned
February 12, 2015
You dress your children every day, so what if you turn the tables and let them pick out your outfit?
That's exactly what Summer Bellessa did. For five days, her 3 year-old son, Rockwell, chose what she wore from head to toe.
"The first few items were great: my Bob Dylan tee, with a gray skirt, and tights. I think I'll put this in my rotation. Fabulous choices, Rock."
"This was probably my favorite day. These polka dotted Lula Roe leggings look great with my Mickey T-shirt. And although I wouldn't have worn it with these shoes, it does have a fun feel to it. It's almost like an homage to Minnie."
"I was a little self-conscious running my errands that day, but again, to my surprise I didn't get one double-take or stare of curiosity. Instead, I got a woman who stopped me to tell me she liked my socks!"
"This outfit was a little more of a challenge. He picked out three shirts for me … and that's it. 'Mommy can't go outside without any pants on,' I explained to my 3-year-old. 'How about we switch one of these shirts for a pair of pants?'"
"He also pulled out two pairs of shoes from a pile in my closet. I don't think he realized that they were two different shoes"
"This shirt was picked out because it has arrows on it, and Rockwell loves arrows. He looked for pants that also have arrows, but had to settle on a pair of jeans."
"He also pulled out two boots, a rain boot and a brown cropped boot. He looked at them and asked, 'Are these close enough?'"
So what did she learn from this experience?
"I realized how little people really care about what you're wearing. The pressure we put on ourselves to look a certain way is just that: pressure we put on ourselves."
She added: "The last thing I learned from this experiment, is to find moments to be silly. Silliness is good for your kids and for your heart. Don't take yourself to serious: they're just clothes."
See more at Babble.com.
Watch A Perplexed Beaver Become The Accidental Leader Of 150 Cows
Family Plays Horror Board Game And Gets More Than They Bargained For
The 10 Funniest Sibling Photo Recreations On The Internet
Rogue Stapler Leaves The 4th Floor To Explore The World
What Becoming A Billionaire Actually Feels Like
This Girl Made A 'Why You Should Date Me' Powerpoint For Her Crush
News Anchors Learn What A 'Furry' Is Live On Camera
This Kitten Was Abandoned, Then A Crow Does Something You've Never Seen
The Internet Can't Handle This Video Of A Baby Adoring His Mom
Comedian Has To Stop His Routine Because Of The Noise Coming From This Guy
After Unusual Bee Attack, Kentucky Farmer Gives The Most Country Interview Ever