I have a good friend who has 4 boys ranging in ages from 8 to 13.
The other day, her 10 year old informed her that he was embarrassed to be seen with her. She thought he was joking and took it in stride until he told her WHY he was embarrassed. He told her that he hates the way she dresses and that she was trying to look like a teenager. Apparently one of his friends (an 11 yr old) said she was 'hot'.
This woman is a good friend and the MOST amazing mother. She has a good heart and is very pretty with a great figure to match, BUT she does not dress like a teenager. Her shorts are always a modest length and the t-shirts or shirts she wears are always nice, age appropriate and tucked in. She is busty but she doesn't do anything to accentuate her breasts. She has really long legs since she is so tall, so maybe it is the amount of leg and noticeable boobs that is causing her son issues. I don't know, but she told me that she absolutely cannot consciously embarrass her kids, so she packed up all her shorts and skirts that were shorter than ankle length as well as her t-shirts and donated them to a woman's shelter. Now she only wears long Capri's, long skirts and pants. All her shirts are button down and/or loose fitting.
I understand not wanting to embarrass your kids, but she honestly wasn't dressing inappropriately at all.
Do you think she should have completely changed the way she dresses to accommodate her kids feelings?
Would you do it?