Today's Take the Time to Challenge is.... let them wear their GOOD clothes.
(yes, that's paint. yes, it's very washable!)
Eden is my dressy girl. All of my daughters love looking pretty and getting ready for Sunday church but Eden LOVES it. At the ripe old age of 4, laying out her outfit for Sunday is the highlight of her week. She loves to accessorize. I've recently discovered that she gets so much pleasure from looking pretty in her Sunday best on Tuesday when she's laying on the concrete playing with her Little Pet Shops, on Wednesday when she's eating a drippy popsicle on the back step, on Friday when she pushing her doll stroller around the yard.
Being #3 she has a lot of hand-me-downs. More Sunday dresses then she'd ever be able to wear before she grows to tall for them. Which is more practical? Keeping them all starched and fresh in the closet waiting to be worn once then bagged away for the next girl? Or letting her get joy and pleasure out of feeling fancy and frilly everyday?
What's a little extra scrubbing and stain stick compared to bringing someone joy?