child dressing in mixed up clothes

Torann - posted on 09/30/2016 ( 8 moms have responded )

3

0

1

My 4 1/2 year old daughter wants to wear two different socks and wants to wear tops that don't match the bottoms. And when I braid her hair she wants different colored hair bobs.
Reminds me of the old sitcom "Punky Brewster".
Is this normal? It is so cute, so I let her, but I am not sure if I am doing something wrong.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Sarah - posted on 10/01/2016

8,728

0

21

Take lots of pictures so you can show her how creative she was as a little girl!

8 Comments

View replies by

Ev - posted on 10/01/2016

7,252

7

909

I can relate to this one a bit. When my now 19 year old son was 2 years old, it was a very hot summer. We lived in a small trailer and it had no air conditioner unit but for a window one. In the afternoons it would become well into the 100 degrees F with the heat index or without it. He would get the idea he wanted to go out to play. He would go to the dresser and pull out a pair of sweat pants and a sweat shirt and put them on before I knew it and try to go out the door to go play in he heat in sweats.

Dove - posted on 10/01/2016

11,631

0

1348

No kidding, Sarah. One of my favorite old pics of one of my girls was at 5 years old... Wearing a purple sweater, orange skorts, red tights, and brown shoes. lol ♥

Torann - posted on 10/01/2016

3

0

1

Thank you ladies. I feeling more comfort about this now. Hope you all have a great weekend

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 09/30/2016

13,213

21

2014

She is exerting control in what she can. I think it is awesome!

I used to be appalled at some of the outfits hubs would dress the boys in, but he pointed out that in the grand scheme of the world, putting polka dots and stipes together wasn't really hurting anyone LOL

Michelle - posted on 09/30/2016

3,555

8

3244

Totally normal. You should see some the outfits my 6yo still chooses. Sometimes I get the looks from other parents that say "She dressed herself this morning didn't she?" I don't care, it's not harming anyone, if anything it's making people smile and in this day and age, that's a good thing.

Jodi - posted on 09/30/2016

3,533

36

3906

Totally normal. This is something SHE can have control over - I would just go with it.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms