We have all heard the saying, “Stop and smell the roses”. Sometimes we get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that we forget the things that are really important. That was the case for an actress and blogger, Summer Bellessa. She decided to reverse the typical roles of dressing her son and let him dress her for a work week. Only 3 years old, her son Rockwell didn’t do too bad of a job with her fashion. Here is a peak at this family fashion challenge.
According to Summer, “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… But then before I could finish, he pointed to my nude heels”.
The second day was apparently a Disney kind of day with polka dot leggings and a Mickey Mouse shirt.
The third day, with the cute dress, mismatching socks, and bright shoes, Summer was embarrassed to be running errands. She quickly noticed that nobody paid attention and one lady even stopped her to tell her that she had cute socks.
According to Summer on 4th day, “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?’
Oh, and he picked her out two mismatching shoes.
The 5th day wasn’t so bad as he picked her arrow shirt because he loves arrows. But again, notice the mismatching shoes.
At the end of the week, Summer learned a valuable lesson, “A lot of being a mom is telling people what to do, and it was therapeutic for both of us to change roles, if even in this small way. He enjoyed having his opinions heard, but he was also done after a certain point… 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.”
It is so easy to get caught up in life and forget the reason we are here in the first place. Would you try this family fashion challenge with your kids?
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