It started a couple years or so ago, my son's meltdowns over clothes. He hated wearing jeans and would pitch a fit if we picked out jeans for him to wear. We chalked it up to his age, as he was five at the time. DH and I finally came to a compromise with DS where he would wear jeans every other day, alternating with sweatpants. It's worked great up until recently. Now 7, he STILL throws a fit if we try to get him to wear jeans/jean shorts, even more so if he wore them the previous day. DS doesn't even like cotton pants that button. I don't know what the deal is and it's frustrating. My 3 year old could care less if she's in jeans, pants, shorts, or a dress. DH says it's just a phase and DS will outgrow it. When should I be more concerned, if at all?
ETA* Wow. I'm featured. The one thing I was hoping WOULDN'T happen. Lol. I wanted to add: we do not 'force' him to wear jeans. There is a routine in place where DS alternates every other day, but sometimes he can't wear sweatpants/cotton pants for whatever reason and then the meltdown occurs. It isn't because he's being forced to do something- it's because he doesn't like the jeans. Once he gets them on, he could care less. He likes skinny jeans and slim fitted ones. DS gets to pick his outfits out, which is more than I was allowed to do at his age. (I wasn't even allowed to have a say in how my hair was cut) What I'm asking is when this sort of thing is more than a phase or if it's just part of his personality. If kids came with manuals, this parenting thing would be easy.