I recently had a comment shaming me because my kids wore “stained hand-me-downs”. What they failed to realize is that kids that live on 12 acres full of dirt, rocks, animals, and gardens RARELY stay clean while playing outside. Because of that, yes, my kids usually wear play clothes around the house. Last night my 4 year old wore a brand new dress and fixed ponytail to church. This morning she wore play clothes while playing in the dirty greenhouse.
I’ve been documenting my children’s lives for over 7 years on social media. EVERY childhood memory of theirs is precious to me. Most of their pictures would be missing if I only shared their “Sunday best”.
Dirty doesn’t mean you’re poor.
Dirty doesn’t mean you NEVER bathe.
Dirty doesn’t mean you don’t care about your child’s well being.
Smiles, laughter, fun memories, learning experiences, etc. are the important things in life. Let’s not forget to focus on them.