Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cute Is Overrated

Here's a little confession for you......I don't like my tag line (do your part to make the world a cuter place to live). I think it's great for the shop, after all I do make cute little skirts, but in general I don't think cute is all that important.

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!


  1. So true. I have always had that same rule for my kids. Girls and boys. It drives me a little crazy when boys wear their pants so low you can see their underwear. It is for under. That is why it is called underwear, otherwise it would be called outerwear.
    It is hard to find girls clothes that aren't what I call Skankalishous. What are people thinking.

  2. So true. I think my husband cares more about how our kids are dressed than I do. Is that bad or what? lol

  3. Thanks for that! I loved it! I feel the same way! I love to see moms that let it all hang loose and let their little ones wear what they want because it makes them happy. Obviously there is a limit but way to go! That story of the tutu made me chuckle because Katie loves her tutus. Oh ya! I tried the butter because I am in charge of rolls and butter for Thanksgiving. I can't wait to show them off to everyone! They will love it!

  4. What a great post! Thanks so much for a good message.