For a long time now I have found myself thinking about Primo's parents and his visits with them when I am shopping for Primo's clothes. I shop specifically with those visits in mind. I want him to look cute and well dressed at visits. I save designer brands and new clothes for visits.
I'm not sure when I started thinking this way, it probably started at the first visit. The child has never worn the same outfit twice to a visit.
On some level I clearly equate new nice clothes with love and care. Like these clothes are a reflection on how much I love Primo and how much I want his parents to see that he is well taken care of.
I didn't think too much about my compulsion for saving his "good" clothes for visits until his parents started missing visits. When his parents didn't see him I would feel disappointed that they didn't see his specially selected outfit. This was a huge let down for me. I feel a bit vain even writing about this issue.
Do you dress your kids up for visits?