The Tshirt and its ramifications – Sun 19th Jan 2014

By | January 19, 2014

Oh dear, I feel like a bit of a failure tonight.

It’s all down to a long sleeved Tshirt, one that has a kooky image of a cat with glasses on, one that I thought was funny when I bought it.

I got it out for D to wear today, sometimes she’ll express an opinion on what she wants to wear, sometimes it’s a “you choose”. So I did, I choose the Tshirt.

She umm-ed and aah-ed and put it on, with me giving her the option of choosing a different one if she wanted. She didn’t.

We went visiting today and D didn’t get as far as the living room, she stayed either on the stairs or in the hall, saying she was “too shy”. It wasn’t an ideal scenario but, so as not to cause her distress, I let her stay out there but kept checking on her every few moments. We eventually left and she relaxed into the D that we know and love, cuddling, giggling and talking.

It’s only been this evening that she’s been able to say why she didn’t want to go into the room at somewhere she’s been many times before, why she didn’t want to say “hello” to her Grandad.

The reason? The Tshirt that she’s now admitted she didn’t want to wear but she kept it on “because you’re my Mumma and I must obey you”.

So, whilst I’m pleased that we finally now know the reasons behind her reluctance, I’m feeling guilty that my sixth sense didn’t work, also a sadness that D didn’t feel confident enough to express her opinion. She is certainly confident when it comes to standing her ground when scrapping with T.

A lesson learnt me thinks and a realisation that maybe kooky-type Tshirts just aren’t appropriate, in D’s mind (maybe) why have a Tshirt with a cat wearing glasses because they don’t?!?

Anyway, at least I now know.

I hope everyone’s day has gone well, comments/RTs/shares as ever welcomed, thanks for reading Jx


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Lauren Porter on 20th January 2014 at 12:06 pm.

Oh dear 🙁 Sometimes we forget how literal our children are and how distressing these “minor” things can make them. Big hugs to an awesome Mumma xx

If she likes any of our T-shirts and hoodies I’d love to send her one, we’re also branching out in colours hooray (for the hoodies.) red, pink, green, yelow and blue as well as the original grey. But remember that only the kids are allowed to pick here 😉 (Unless you want one yourself!!)


Jeannette on 21st January 2014 at 12:34 pm.

Ooh a very welcome hug received, thank you 🙂 we’ll have a look through the website and let you know, thanks x


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