A nearby department store had a big sale last Saturday. I like to shop there sometimes because they have petites. (Remember that in clothing, petite does not mean tiny; it just means short! My arms and waist are so short that I have to wear petites unless I want to look like I borrowed my clothes from somebody else.) I found the petite shirts, pants, and jackets where they usually were, but I didn’t find the dresses. I asked a busy saleslady where they were. She said that they had to make a trade out: to make room for plus size pajamas and night wear, they had to give up petite dresses. Bummer.
I went to the misses, picked out a dress in my size, tried it on–and looked like I had borrowed it from somebody else. There was a time when I might have just bought it anyway. I’ve learned better. I left it in the dressing room.
Aren’t labels that say “One size fits all” or “One size fits most” interesting? Yeah, right. I think a better label would be, “This garment is pretty generic and won’t really look good on or fit anybody, but it certainly did make our manufacturing process easier.”
You have a wonderful opportunity when you train your children at home. You don’t have to make your child fit into anyone’s “one size fits all” program. I could walk away from my dress that didn’t fit. You can walk away from things that don’t fit your child, too. Go ahead. Be brave. Walk away. You can find what fits your child like a glove–not one of the modern “one size fits all” gloves, but the old-fashioned kind with sizes.
“These things I have spoken to you,
so that in Me you may have peace.
In the world you have tribulation,
but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33, NASB