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Dressing to impress

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OPINION: I used to think one of the best parts of being a parent was being able to dress your child in cute clothes.

Then I had kids.

It is still fun, I'll never get sick of seeing teeny, tiny versions of adult clothes, but it's fair to say the novelty wore off for me quite some time ago.

When my toddlers were babies, I distinctly remember the competitive sport that was Dressing Your Child For An Event.

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Music class or birthday parties were a prime example, but any situation where you were in a potential position to be judged through your mini-me's outfit was a time to pull out the cutest clothing possible.

I'll admit I fell for this a little bit at the start. I would plan outfits days or weeks in advance, and I'd be slightly peeved if weather conditions didn't match my clothing plans.

I would trial outfits on my child, regardless of whether they fit well or not, and would try........

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