I sometimes wonder if we over emphasize things that just aren't important. The other day I was at Wally-world. There was a mom there (dressed to the nines) with a little girl who was all decked out in the latest fashions. The mom was cranky with her and all up tight. She kept saying, "Don't wrinkle your shirt. Stop that, you'll get dirty", etc, etc. I felt a little sorry for the little girl (I like to think they were on their way to a photo shoot or something....that could make any mom crazy).
As I wandered through boys underwear and past the little girls section I ran into another mom. She had two little ones in the cart and a little girl running behind her in footie pajama's with a tutu on top. That mom seemed like she had not a care in the world. I just giggled to myself. How cute is that!
The dressing rule at our house goes like this...... I don't care what you wear as long as
- it's modest
- it's clean
- and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg
I have to bite my tongue A LOT. Some of the get ups these kids go out the door in..... oh my! But one thing is for sure, they know that their value doesn't come from what they wear. They are of value just because they exist, because Heavenly Father made them.
So there you have it...... sometimes cute is overrated!