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to wonder what crosses DP's mind somedays when he dresses DD

(105 Posts)
Thurlow Wed 06-Nov-13 19:53:07

I don't care if the colours don't match. I don't care if she has a blue polo shirt under a yellow cardigan. I don't care that her ponytail is two inches nearer one side of the head than the other. I don't care if she is wearing flowery, lacy leggings with a cowboy t-shirt.

But bless her, being dressed in pink cords that are clearly too small and which DP picked up from the charity pile, and which have left her with little indents around her tummy, and a thick bright green wool jumper when she has a temperature... hmm

Poor mite. Shall I start laying her clothes out - or maybe I should start laying his clothes out for him instead <rubs hands evilly>

lola88 Wed 06-Nov-13 19:54:57

DP once sent DS to the childminder with his slippers on and she had to take him around all day with them blush

RoseRedder Wed 06-Nov-13 19:55:06

Hope this has a twist like she is 16 or so grin

cupcake78 Wed 06-Nov-13 19:56:18

My dh is rubbish at dressing the children and himself . Ds always ends up in t-shirts and ankle bashers on cold days. Dd is frankly a mystery how he covers her up.

He's a 'drab and throw on in the dark' kind of man.

cupcake78 Wed 06-Nov-13 19:56:54

Err that's grab not drab grinwink

temporarilyjerry Wed 06-Nov-13 19:58:30

DP was a SAHD when DSs were small. I would often come home from work to find them wearing each others clothes. There are 4 years between them so for instance, DS1 aged 6 would be wearing the clothes of DS2, aged 2 and vice versa.

Thurlow Wed 06-Nov-13 19:58:30

grin Lola.

It would be better if she was 16. Somehow I think a 16 year old might actually rock that look quite well.

The irony is we had a conversation this morning before I left for work about how DD was running a temperature and how the advice is to keep them cool in layers.

So she had layers on. Just one of them was wool.

<sigh>

Mim78 Italy Wed 06-Nov-13 19:59:07

I had to stop keeping too small things that I was waiting to give away/give to charity in dd's bedroom because dh always managed to find them and put them on her, despite array of other clothes available...

DHs have a homing instinct for too small/unsuitable clothes I think.

Have now labelled all the draws in dd's room and made sure there is nothing in the room that doesn't fit her.

Thurlow Wed 06-Nov-13 19:59:09

Ha! I want to see a 6yo in a 2yo's t-shirt!

magicstars Wed 06-Nov-13 20:00:33

I've come home to find dd in some pretty unusual outfits when DH has dressed her. My favourite was baggy, pink pyjama bottoms, a green vest, a navy blue bolero cardi and multi-coloured Stripey slipper socks. The other day it was just tights and a T-shirt (he'd taken her to play group like that)... smile

eagerbeagle Wed 06-Nov-13 20:01:32

My DH is hopeless. Once put DS in trousers that had been handed down to DD (2.5 years younger).

He's still living down when he rocked up to pick me up from my aunts with DS in just a t-shirt and nappy. Well babies don't need trousers dontyaknow and it wasn't in a heat wave there were hmm all round.

He also routinely forgets to put DCs shoes on.

No sense at all.

Barbeasty Wed 06-Nov-13 20:57:59

DH sent DD to nursery in a top and tights. He thought they were leggings with feet, and had wondered why DD hadn't seemed very impressed.

It's worse now she dresses herself.

Chopsypie Wed 06-Nov-13 21:03:05

This is why I put clothes together in outfits in the drawer.

So he knows to get a trousers/t shirt combo out of the top drawer if it's warm, or the second drawer if it's cold.

He is utterly useless.

Tinklewinkle Wed 06-Nov-13 21:07:27

DH used to do this. I swear he used to rummage around until he found stuff I kept for painting/ready to go to the charity shop, whilst completely ignoring the neatly hung up clothes in their wardrobes.

When he did dress them in their actual clothes it would be wildly clashing and mismatched

DorisShutt Wed 06-Nov-13 21:07:50

DH brought DS to visit me in hospital. DS was wearing too small trousers, a too large vest, and a pyjama jacket.

My dad may have been involved in the outfit choosing too grin

cocolepew United States Wed 06-Nov-13 21:10:00

"Leggings with feet" grin

OneUp Wed 06-Nov-13 21:13:55

My DP never has the chance to dress DD strangely because I lay out all her outfits for the week in her room with matching socks and shoes.

Mim78 Italy Wed 06-Nov-13 21:15:28

My dd stills wants to wear "leggings with feet" on weekends - even though she is 5.

mrsjay Wed 06-Nov-13 21:16:44

I was in hospital ill while pregnant he brought dd1 into visit with the teeny tiniest jacket i had ever seen the poor kid had her arms up in the air, I said where did you find that, Oh it was at my mums, his mum had bought it for her friends d 2nd birthday dd1 was 4 shock

elliejjtiny Wed 06-Nov-13 21:17:02

DH does this. He brought DS1, DS2 and DS3 to visit me in hospital. DS1 and DS2 (aged 7 and 5) were wearing each others school uniforms. DS3 had DS2's t-shirt and a pair of dungarees that he'd outgrown. None of them were wearing their own socks, DS1 was wearing my pink ones. I grin now but at the time I was flapping about what the nurses must have thought.

mrsjay Wed 06-Nov-13 21:17:52

I also coped with mis matched colours she was clean and tidy but the wee jacket was the last straw

Thurlow Wed 06-Nov-13 21:18:40

I love the fact that it's the sizing that is throwing them!

I can't imagine how many times today DP struggled getting those too small skinny cords down and up to change a nappy...

Clashing I can cope with. Clashing is 'fun'. It's the bloody sizing!

mrsjay Wed 06-Nov-13 21:19:47

do they not even realise how tiny it is didnt they struggle to get them on them hmm

Chesterado Wed 06-Nov-13 21:20:56

Yy to total inability to determine pyjamas from day clothes. My mum also struggles with this though too ("I thought they were a nice matching set") covered in sleeping owls/elephants/whatever

Tinklewinkle Wed 06-Nov-13 21:21:15

Yes, sizing is a definite problem for my DH.

He gets in a terrible mess when sorting laundry - there's me, DD1 who is 11 and DD2 who is 8.

You'd think it would be easy to tell our clothes apart, but no. Every time he sorts out clean washing I end up with a load of my 8 year old's knickers, DD1 ends up with my jeans, etc, etc.

How hard can it really be?

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