Mac dresses himself every morning and every night~It is his job. I lay JL's clothes out for him every night and used to with Mac until he let me know that it is not my job, but his. We disagree on most mornings about putting on a long sleeve shirt instead of his favorite short sleeve tees. Where is Spring/Summer when you need it? Last week, I cleaned out his clothes drawer to get out all the clothes that I did not want to see him in ever again, because remember I have no choice in the matter. It has definitely eliminated some fights this week.
On this particular morning he woke up and went to get dressed (he always locks his door) and came out saying he wanted to look like Daddy. If you know Mason ~this is weekend attire in the summer. A tie dye t-shirt, shorts, hat and teva sandals. It was very cute! Mac is smart because he knew that it was too cold for a t-shirt and sandals, so he thought if he said he wanted to look like daddy I would let him wear it! Did I let him wear it? We compromised with a white long sleeve shirt under his t-shirt and white socks under his sandals (like Pop) around the house, then he had to change into his tennis shoes to leave the house.
**Mason bought Mac a new pair of tennis shoes last week, but they were too big, so yesterday I exchanged them for a smaller size. I asked Mac to wear them last night and this morning and he said no "I don't like them, I want some blue, white and black sneakers". Guess what we are doing this afternoon~ going back to Stride Rite and letting Mac pick out a new pair of shoes. The only rule is no characters. I can't stomach that!!** He is a handful, but I love his BIG personality and I try to remember to embrace it and remember he really is a lot like myself! We know what we want!
Happy in the 1st picture because his hat is on backwards~ not so happy in the 2nd picture