Getting Dressed with Humor

Desperate, one day, to get my active and resistant 3-year-old dressed, I came up with this game.

tshirtDesperate, one day, to get my active and resistant 3-year-old dressed, I came up with this game (and other modifications). Maybe it'll help someone else –certainly we enjoy it a lot!

Me: “Hey David, time to get dressed. Here's your hat!” I say, waving his underwear in the air.

David: “That's not my hat, that's my underwear!”

Me: “No way! Look — it's got holes for your ears!”

David: “NO!” (gales of laughter)

Me: “Yes, see, it fits perfectly” (putting the underwear on my son's head)

David: “No!” (more laughter), “it's for my BOTTOM!”

Me: “Okay, okay — try it.” (David starts to put it on in the right place, while I keep spouting off, and the more I play up being the know-it-all, the more he loves it) but you'll see that it doesn't fit. SEE, it doesn't fit. Brother! Imagine thinking that a hat is underwear. Oh…oh dear. (It's starting to be obvious that he was right)…Oh…Oh my…but if that is underwear, what's this?” (Said while holding up the shirt.)

David: “My SHIRT!”

Me: “No way! It's for wearing on your legs.”

David: “It's not for your legs, it's for your arms.”

Me: “My arms…but it doesn't fit my arms!” I say while attempting to wear his shirt. And on we go (having a former career as a clown has paid off!).

These games are fun for us both, and they get the job done!

— A mother in Winnipeg, Canada

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