Wardrobe Wars. Ladies with daughters..Help!
My first child was a boy. No issues with what he will or should or wanted to where. Ever. I then had two girls. You know all Sugar and Spice and Every Thing Nice....Except when they turn 7 and all of a sudden it's a morning ritual to set up the fox holes and fight it out over what our little lovely will be wearing to school. It has become a real issue. The clock ticks down in the morning, the final school bell will be ringing in 20 mins and she's still not dressed because she wants to wear shorts and a tank top in 35-40 degree weather, or some funky get up that brings up recollections of a work by Picasso or some thing pulled from Phyllis Diller's back stage clothes rack. I tell her to change in to some thing more appropriate and there is screaming, crying, throwing of clothes, name calling and all kinds of fun stuff. We finally rush out the door and I tell her she's punished on the way to school for the tantrum, and I follow through, and then the next morning, same thing.Tips..Please. Tell me other moms, what has worked for you if you had this problem. Do I pick my battles? I suspect I should. Do I let her where wacky out fits with out comment or personal opinion? And how, when the out fit is absolutely out of the question how do you succeed at peacefully resolving the issue. Thanks.