November 03, 2008
Parenting. Oh the dilemmas; the worries.
Is my child getting the right nutrition? Do we read enough books together? Is the TV on too much? Are the fraught attempts to brush teeth doing any good?
So many questions. And some that no-one really likes to ask; the real quandaries.
For example: should toddler and preschooler pyjamas be laundered after each wear? Or do we simply test them using the 18-year-old boy method (throw them at the wall and if they stick they need a wash). Is it OK to economise and put your child straight to bed in their day clothes? Or conversely pretend that you always dress them in a flannellette pant-suit during the daytime? Can we pretend that last year's long winter pyjamas are this year's shortie summer set?
Its time to take action. To allay my concerns about night attire.
I've raided the stash this evening and cut out three new pairs of pyjamas for Argy from a favourite pattern - Simplicity 8493 (toddler and child's sleepwear). I really like this pattern - its a nice comfy style for the little ones and there are long and short variations. The pants are also cut in just two pieces.
So laid out here is the promise of frog, tractor and digger jammies. I do hope I have time to sew these in the coming days - I'm getting sick of throwing the current pair at the wall.