My Mom’s Opinion of My Ingenious Parenting Tip

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Joe gets up and goes to church early every Sunday morning. He’s part of our church’s worship team, and they practice before the service.

This leaves me to get the girls fed, ready, and out the door by myself.

I don’t mind getting the girls fed, ready, and out the door by myself. I do it every day of the week, but the process is complicated slightly because I can’t seem to get myself in bed early enough on Saturday night.

So.

I came up with a getting ready for church plan that I thought was fairly brilliant.

I dress the girls on Saturday night in their church outfits, and they sleep in them. We almost always go for knit, comfy, unwrinklable fabrics, so they are no less comfortable than pajamas, but they look nice.

One Saturday evening a few weeks ago, my dad took us out for a fancy Taco Bell dinner. Joe and I had both forgotten to bring a bib, and Allie’s food ended up on Allie’s shirt.

I mentioned that I’d have to change her clothes before she went to bed, and I was disappointed that I’d have to find another church outfit.

“You dressed her on Saturday for church?” My mom asked, incredulous.

“Well, yeah,” I replied. “I don’t have to dress her again on Sunday morning. Ingenious, isn’t it?”

“I wouldn’t call it ingenious. I’d call it lazy.” She said.

I was speechless.

 

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    • says

      Oh, it didn’t bother me. I was shocked, but not bothered. It actually happened months ago (November, maybe?). I only shared it because I thought it was funny. Our parents’ generation views things differently than we do. At the same time, this particular post garnered me some hate mail via email, so I guess it struck a nerve with some people.

  1. Carol McCormack says

    Oh yes! I dressed Cara the night before every day that I had to leave for work, because in the mornings she would do goofy stuff to make me laugh, like put her leg into her sleeve, that would take TOO MUCH TIME! (stress, stress) She is now 26 years old and still sleeps in clothing.

  2. says

    Lol! Most days I dress my youngest two in comfortable clothes for bed for just the same reason as you. The morning rush is too much. People give me kudos at school drop off bc I have my non school kids dressed. If only they knew!

    I just found you via kbn and so glad to visit your happy blog.

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