Emma has a few Dora shirts, but one in particular is her favorite. It's pink and blue and has short little sleeves. It also comes with a pair of stylin' pants.
A few weeks ago, she got green paint on the sleeve. When she saw an Oxi-Clean commercial, she got really excited because HERE was a product that could help her clean up her beloved shirt.
If Emma could wear the shirt to school everyday, she would. I have to try to let it sit in the dirty clothes for several days because once it's washed, she's wearing it again. The very next day if not the very moment it comes out of the wash.
At first I could not understand why Emma LOVED this one shirt until one day, in a tantrum fit over the shirt, she yelled, "But Mama, my teachers LOVE that shirt!"
Aha! The real culprit! Her teachers at school had clearly complimented her shirt and that meant the world to Emma.
So here's my plan. The next time Emma picks out an outfit that does not match or is getting too small or I wish she'd stop wearing, I'll just safety pin a little note saying, "ATTENTION TEACHERS & AIDES: PLEASE DO NOT SAY ANYTHING NICE ABOUT THIS SHIRT."
That should work until she can read.