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.
Day 1. 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”.
Day 2. “This was probably my favorite day. These polka-dotted Lula Roe leggings look great with my Mickey T-shirt… It’s almost like an homage to Minnie”
3rd day. “I was a little self-conscious running my errands that day, but again, to my surprise I didn’t get one double-take or stare of curiosity. Instead, I got a woman who stopped me to tell me she liked my socks!”
Day 4. “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?’”
“He also pulled out two pairs of shoes from a pile in my closet. I don’t think he realized that they were two different shoes”
Day 5. “This shirt was picked out because it has arrows on it, and Rockwell loves arrows. He looked for pants that also have arrows, but had to settle on a pair of jeans”
He also pulled out two boots, a rain boot and a brown cropped boot. He looked at them and asked, ‘Are these close enough?’”
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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?