Does anyone else feel like they've crawled through the trenches just to get their kid dressed each day?
I work, so we can't just leisurely wander around the house in our PJs until we don't feel like it. We have to get dressed--especially since it's been getting cold out.
Birdie suddenly has an aversion to putting on a shirt--any shirt, at any time. I have similar struggles with socks, too. Some of it, I know, is her, "I can do it phase." Sometimes, she wants to do her socks herself, and that's fine, but the shirts are killing us both. No matter how many times I show her, and demonstrate for her, she insists on putting everything on like they're a pair of pants/shorts. That's all well and good, but there's no way to pull a shirt up over your body once you've jammed your feet into one of the arms.
The other night, we had the biggest meltdown tantrum ever over a shirt. (Hour and 20 minutes.) Again, it's cold here, and I am not cranking up the heat so far that I won't be able to swing the bill. This means we have to wear shirts to bed. She was mad that I put her in a Hello, Kitty pajama top. When I offered her another shirt, she screamed her refusal in rage. So then, I just offered to help her take it off. How dare I try to take her beloved Hello, Kitty shirt off???? Another rage-induced meltdown. It went on and on. She was so worked up that I wrapped her up in a blanket and sat outside on the porch, in the cold to calm her down. I'm about ready to just let her be naked all the time, but I can't drag her around all of November in Indiana with no clothes on!