HARPER STYLES HIS MOMMA
I was having tea with my new amazing blogger friend Kaeleigh a.k.a UnpregnantChicken when she showed me a blog post from a blogger named Summer entitled “I Let My Toddler Dress Me For A Week”. I
immediately fell in love with this idea and wanted to do it too! I figured that since I am a new blogger, it would
be wise to learn from more experienced, great bloggers out there! Good ideas need to be shared and I thought
this could be a lot of fun.
So, Day 1. I Told My
3 year-old son Harper that he would be choosing my clothes for me today. He looked at me with the expression,
“huh?”. I led him by the hand into my
closet and pulled down all my hangers of pants and laid them on the
floor. After not a moment’s hesitation
he said “these ones!” He picked a pair
of jeans, probably because he was also wearing jeans. Then I hoisted him up so he could choose a
shirt, and he picked the brightest blue fit-to-flair short-sleeve top. I started thinking, this might not be so bad!
Besides the fact that it’s -13 outside, this actually doesn’t look that
I asked him if he’d like to pick a necklace and he said, “No!
Bracelets”. Except when he says bracelets, he pronounces it “brace-sa-lettes”
which always makes me giggle. Harper had
lots to choose from because I sold Stella & Dot for a couple years and my
obsession still continues. The best part was when he told me “that looks
beautiful”. My heart smiled. I was glad I was doing this little
It was a pre-school day for him so we went down to the
laundry room and I told him to pick me some shoes. I was a little worried when he went over to
my giant shoe rack because I was not in the mood to be teetering around in
high heels while carrying a 1 year old in the snow. But my
wonderful child chose my Converse Chuck Taylor’s. I must tell you that was a proud moment for
So the following week continued in this manner. I started thinking about the upcoming days
and realized that maybe I should have chosen a different set since the
upcoming ones involved shopping at Market Mall, drinks at The Keg with
girlfriends and a casting call.
Oops. I was not embarrassed about
my outfits, they were even good conversation starters but I wasn’t sure a bright orange tank top was appropriate for some of these occasions.
Day 2 was my favourite: a red checkered sweater, cobalt blue pants and red Toms. At least he was learning how to colour-coordinate. He must have got the matching gene from me:
By Day 3 I started noticing a trend. Harper was choosing the most colourful shirts
and pants that I had in my closet. Being
a typical woman, I usually buy so much black and grey. Why?
These bright colours actually made me feel more confident and seemed to
lighten my mood.
Day 4 was a bit more challenging. I was attending a casting call in Calgary for
a local stock photographer. I was a bit more weary about what Harper would
choose for me. Of course he chose my
purple leggings to start and then proceeded to a lilac purple shirt. At
least he has his colour palattes right, I thought. When I tried the outfit on, he gave me a once
over and said, “That doesn’t look very well.”
He went back into my closet and
picked a black sequin heart singlet instead.
Now this I would work with! I was
prepared to wear the other but secretly very happy for the switch.
Day 5: Floral leggings and a neon pink shirt plus LOTS of bracelets and heart earrings. I prompted him to pick a sweater after learning my lesson on Day 1 and of course he chose a faux-fur lined one. Trendy kid!
I’m glad I did this fun little project and I challenge all
of you to let your little one pick your outfit for a day. By then end, I was ready to start choosing my
own clothes again, and he was ready to stop choosing them. He is way too interested in watching Paw
Patrol and eating Eggos in the morning then caring about what Mommy is
Thank you to Unprepnant Chicken and Summer Bellessa some
inspiring this stay-at-home Momma to try something new.
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