The Homeschool Village link-up today is on the topic of uniforms, and I thought we’d join in! Consider this a Fashion Friday preview...
Personally, the idea of being caught in my jammies mid-day doesn’t appeal to me – and I feel most productive after getting showered and dressed.
So that’s what’s first on my schedule, and in general I try to impose the same standards on my daughter – getting her out of her jammies fairly early in the day (and getting her hair up and out of her eyes for a few minutes). We may have started “school” already – I’m schedule-challenged, so we insert school stuff wherever we can throughout the day – but usually by 10 a.m. or so the jammies have been shed.
However – she dresses herself and has full access to her clothes all day long, so I’m never sure what she is going to come out with – at any time of day. We go through 2-3 outfits a day at least when we’re home.
During the summer, she changed swimming suits about 7 times a day – the number of swimming suits she owns. Sometimes she runs around in a slip, or with a princess dress-up dress on top of her bathing suit. She loves anything with a twirly skirt. Lately she’s into stockings. Today she picked out wearing a brown tank top with pink Hawaiian print shorts; other days, she insists on matching colors or sparkly shoes. Black doesn’t match with ANYTHING, by the way.
I do impose a few standards – no jammies or plain slips outside, shoes are required outside, no underwear showing, a reasonable attempt to dress for the weather is mandated.
But that’s about it. I look forward to watching Esmé’s individuality continue to manifest itself in her clothing choices!
Here’s a recent sample of a day’s uniform. Wouldn’t YOU study better with swimming wings and flippers on, too?