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>

DeWe Fri 08-Nov-13 10:47:48

Dh once dressed dd1 (a large 4yo) and dd2 (just turned 1yo). I had laid out the clothes carefully for them. He put them in the wrong clothes. So Dd2 was trying to run around with about 8" of tights off the end of her toes and dd1 was complaining her tights were falling down. How he managed it I don't know. grin

When df took me and dsis to the hospital to visit dm and (newborn) db, dm nearly cried when she saw us. He had found the rag bag where dm put clothes to be taken away by the coal man for rags, and dressed us in clothes from there. These were all too small, stained, and full of holes. She said she'd seen smarter orphan Annie outfits. hmm

GhostsInSnow Fri 08-Nov-13 11:25:55

DH took me to Paris once and arranged for the inlaws to look after DD and DS who were then 6 and 10 respectively. MIL worked so FIL, who had by then retired was charged with getting them to school for the few days we were away.

When we got back DD, who couldn't keep a secret to save her life, had a great time telling us all about how Grandad had let her go to school in her pyjamas. Transpires she'd had a brilliant idea that to save time she'd jut put her school uniform on over her PJ's so trousers, shirt and jumper were put on top and off she went. Only when she got home and stripped off the uniform in the lounge did FIL realise what she'd done.

Thurlow Fri 08-Nov-13 11:54:18

I asked DP last night why he'd put DD in the two small trousers. He looked flummoxed. "They looked fine," he defended. I asked him if he thought the three inches of bare ankles was part of the look. He shuffled off muttering about how it wasn't his fault... grin

sixtheenth, that is brilliant.

I might have to teach DP the hoover/hairband trick...

enormouse Fri 08-Nov-13 17:07:53

Oh God, I take back what I said about DP being good at dressing DS.

Like your DP, thurlow, he put DS into a pair of tiny trousers (6-9months) and a tiny top (9-12months). Ds now wears 2-3 clothes has a wardrobe full of clothes that are the right size and he zeroes in one the one top and one pair of jeans I was about to pack away for our as yet unborn 2nd DS.

His mum rang to tell me that DS appeared to be wearing a crop top and pedal pushers.
DPs response? Those were the only things in the wardrobe and the top was ok. And they matched.

armani Fri 08-Nov-13 22:40:42

my dp usually sorts the washing out in our house. I always find dd1s clothes in dd2s wardrobe. dd1 is in age 11-12 and dd2 age 2-3 shock grin

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