"A little rebellion now and then is a good thing." --Thomas Jefferson
Fights over clothes? Growing up I had some doozies with my dad. Generally the fights were over "brand new" clothes hanging in my closet that I'd never worn. Typically I'd never worn them because style in school is complex, & I knew better than he did what I needed to wear to navigate those difficult waters.
Did you fight with your parents over clothes in high school? Did you want to wear something they thought was inappropriate? I didn't fight with my parents over whether something was too short or too low-cut but rather over whether my clothes looked (to them) like rags. I also battled with them over an all-black phase I went through.
Did you ever hide something in your backpack & then change into it on once you got to school? I can remember doing this, but I can't remember what it was.
This past weekend I took stock of the times I get mad at my own kids over clothes. Here are some of the main reasons...
Well, I guess we've established that I get angry with the kids about clothes. My fights with my dad were few & far between in comparison.
Of course, I know that these fights are about a lot more than just clothes. They're about responsibility & sharing in the upkeep of our home & not wasting.
It's funny because I resolved never to fight with my kids about food. I guess we shouldn't be fighting over clothes either?
Did you fight (argue) with your parents about clothes when you were in high school? Have you had arguments with your own kids over clothes?