Let me just start by saying that I am 100% in favor of letting kids express themselves with clothes. When Lauren was really little she wanted to wear dresses all the time, even playing outside; what did I care? Then she went through a stage that I found hard to define. Let’s just say that pink sweatpants paired with one of her dad’s t-shirts didn’t bother her at all (not even with her big, pink 80s glasses) nor did it me – she was happy. Of course now she asks me how I could have let her out of the house like that but I figure she’ll understand when she’s a mother. Letting a kid wear what they want is an easy way to throw them a bone and let them feel like they have control of something.
I love Disney, so if Lauren had wanted to dress like a Disney princess 24/7 I would probably have loved it. So why does the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique bother me so much?