Sometimes you just have to go with it. Like, when he wakes up in the morning and informs you that he does not want to wear pants today. But he does want to wear his rain boots. And a cowboy hat. Sometimes you just have to let it happen, because they need to learn it’s OK and safe to make choices (read: you aren’t going anywhere anyway, so looking like a circus kid is OK).
The other thing I had to just go with today was the lesson. All I can say is there is NO way I could EVER compete with this:
Today they finally finished up on a road project that has been happening outside our house for quite some time. They repaired the water main a few months ago. And then the gas lines were worked on. Today they resurfaced the street after all of that digging. Zach has been fascinated since the beginning, but the majority of the equipment has been “diggers” and “dumpers”. Today we had rollers. And THAT was what glued him to the window for the entire morning!
I decided not all was lost though, because we were able to talk about one of Zach’s favorite library books. We may end up having to go and buy this somewhere because we check it out so often. It’s called Dig Dig Digging and is written by Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe. It goes page by page describing different kinds of construction equipment. Road rollers are one of them. We talked about what the rollers were doing on our street and how it went from messy and bumpy to smooth and clean.
What did Zach learn today? To make his own choices when it comes to his wardrobe. And to correlate things he reads to things he sees in real life.
What did Mommy learn today? My child has absolutely no fashion sense.