Have you ever raised little girls? Teaching them to be independent and self-sufficient is a difficult task, yet most rewarding. When they are young they are so full of energy and creativity and still are trying to fit into the world and find their place in it. What a wonderful world to be able to see the world again from that vantage point!
So when the parent asks their children to race the parent to get dressed, and be presentable first in the morning, there is one thing that needs to be checked with female children. Because after four hours at the mall, which included jumping off of stairs and ledges, twirling around, riding on the indoor carousel horse, and climbing on the indoor playground equipment, and a rousing game of hopscotch at JCPenney, a parent needs to know this one detail before leaving the house with her darling girl dressed in a flouncing plaid skirt.
You should always ask your daughter, “Honey, are you wearing underwear under that skirt today?” And then wait for a clear definitive answer before backing your vehicle out of the garage. Otherwise, you will have flashbacks of every single thing the child did for those four hours in full-view of the public. Especially when she did an almost perfect handstand, but you had to turn your head for your other child began crying at the same moment in the opposite direction.
When you have a child that struggles with focusing on getting dressed in the morning, a race sounds like a good idea. But you are WRONG. Apparently, skipping the underwear cuts down on time and gets the speedy child out the door and into the car first.
Thank goodness this never happened at MY house!! Whew!