My four year old daughter LOVES to dress herself. She dresses and undresses herself all the time. If I try to help her, she gets upset. So I leave her alone. She is a very independent girl when it comes to that.
So one day, after running a whole lot of errands, she mentioned to me that she was getting tired and asked if she could put on her pajamas. I was in the middle of cooking dinner so I told her she knew where her pajamas were and that she can go to her room and change.
She comes out of her room and something looks wrong. I looked at her and said: “Vanessa, where did you get those pajamas from”? She looks down at them and says, “I didn’t get them from my hamper Mommy”.
My son and I laughed so hard because we knew exactly what she meant. I asked her why did she take her pj’s from the hamper.
She looked at me with a surprised face (like I wouldn’t find out) and said “But Mommy, I wanted to wear my favorite pajamas, the ones in my draws are not my favorite”!
Needless to say, she won.
She ended up wearing her “hampered” pj’s to bed.
I’m telling you, there’s never a dull moment at our house!
Note: They weren’t really dirty, she only wore it once after her bath.