If my husband had his way our daughter would wear a plain onesie everyday with snaps that were easy to fasten. Function is king in the daddy world. In my ideal world she would wear designer duds made from the softest fabrics that I lucked into finding half price, no matter the degree required to get everything fastened.
Lately I have wondered why exactly I have a need to dress her up everyday. The obvious reason is that I simply enjoy fashion, but I have pondered who exactly I expect to take notice of her. She could very happily wear a simple romper to daycare. She only knows a few people in this world and I am confident that her daddy would love her even if she dressed in rags. I am not a flashy person who needs the ‘look at my gorgeous child’ attention. I cringe when I think that other people think I spent a fortune on her wardrobe because I don’t want to be viewed as a frivolous mom. Yet I still have this drive. Why?
I suppose in the end the answer is that I enjoy seeing her dressed up so I continue to piece together a killer closet for her. Is that wrong? If it’s not wasteful and I don’t expect anything from the rest of society, is it wrong to want her to dress in cute outfits everyday while I ooo and ahh and tell her she’s beautiful?