The following is a verbatim conversation that took place between my young daughter and myself:
- My daughter: Mom wants me to see if you think these shorts are long enough.
- Myself: No, I think they’re too short.
- My daughter: I don’t think.
- Myself: I know, that’s why I do your thinking for you.
After thinking about it, she saw the humor in my rebuttal. But however humorous it may sound, the point is still serious … when it comes to clothing, parents need to think for their children.
The time of year is upon us when the heat of the sun seems to magically shrink clothes faster than a wool sweater in a clothes-dryer set on high-heat! But propriety, modesty and decency isn’t measured by Fahrenheit, Celsius or Kelvin. They’re measured by respect for self, respect for others and respect for God.
So parents, it’s our responsibility to help our children navigate the waters of moral apathy, relativism and ignorance by being involved in their life (whether they want us to be or not), which includes helping them to learn how to be comfortable in their skin without showing it off.
When it comes to your kid’s wardrobe, think for them … but that’s taking for granted you’re able to think for yourself when it comes to a Spirit-minded outfit.
“My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother:” (Proverbs 1:8 NKJV)