We’ve all heard the saying that, when you’re out at the pool, it’s okay to be a little crazy, and that if you can get a little wild, then you might as well be a lot wild.
But how about when it comes to matchmaking?
If you have a dog, or even a cat, it can be hard to stay on the straight and narrow when you are dealing with matchmaking, and the internet can be filled with plenty of crazy ideas about how to handle your child’s wardrobe.
Luckily, there are a few ways you can make sure your kids don’t end up matching their outfit with yours.
Use the correct term: When it comes down to it, kids should always be talking about their clothes.
Don’t get them confused with your cat or your dog.
They should always refer to the clothes they’re wearing.
And when it’s time to change something, make sure they are calling it by its correct term, like a match.
For example, a match shirt is a shirt that you wear with pants or a hoodie.
Give them something to do with the clothes: Don’t just give them a blanket or a little pile of clothes to put on the floor.
Instead, have them sit on the couch and talk about the things they’ve been wearing.
For instance, maybe you have them read the match books they’ve picked up from your store and discuss the outfits they’ve worn, like the one in the picture below.
Ask your kids about your wardrobe and their interests: There are a couple of ways you could give your kids a bit of a break on matchmaking.
You could say, “When I wear that, it looks cool.
I guess it’s not a really appropriate match.”
Or, you could say that the outfits you’ve picked are appropriate and they shouldn’t get to choose between the two.
The best part is, they don’t have to be.
As long as you’re having fun, the kids are going to like what they see.