Buying clothes then DD won't wear them
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|Sat, 11-22-2008 - 1:47pm|
I tacked this onto other post but thought I would devote and entire thread to this. My daughter (almost 9) and I are in constant battle over clothes. I have learned to let her make choices but I money is too tight in our house to be buying clothes she then decides she doesn't like, don't fit, feel "weird", etc. I've tried taking her shopping and letting her pick out things and try them on. I've asked her to make pinky swear promise she will wear what we buy, I've tried to explain that clothes are too expensive to just waste. It doesn't seem to matter. I end up losing my temper when she pulls the same dirty clothes out of the hamper and wearing them over and over and leaving the new things in the drawer until they are too small or worse, wearing them once and then deciding she doesn't like them and so I can't take them back.
My husband thinks I'm over-reacting but he doesn't know how expensive it is. She wears things that are too small and so skorts are so short her bottom hangs out. I've tried to clamly explain that is not appropriate. Two weeks ago we went to Justice and bought her two new outfits. They were expensive but I agreed. Day after day she did not wear them so I knew what was coming. First she said she was waiting until it was colder. Then she said she was waiting until it was warmer. Then today she said she didn't like the way they fit. I told her I was returning them because I was not going to waste over $100 on clothes she would not wear. She threw a crying fit and said she would wear them later.
I'd like her to have nice things but I am sick to death of the whole subject. Any advice?