Today Sunshine and I were emptying out her school bag, a task that will almost always produce something. Today she had in her bag: her 'K' book - a book all about the letter K, a book fair pamphlet, and an order form for clothing with her school's logo on it.
I asked Sunshine, "Would you like a t-shirt with your school's name on it?"
Quickly and a little too forcefully, she responds, "NO."
Uh, no? What kid doesn't want to have her school's name on it? "You don't want a t-shirt with your school's name on it?" Maybe she didn't understand me the first time or maybe she didn't think about it.
"No. Why would I want that." Note, that that was not a question, merely a statement.
"Well, sometimes during the school year they have school spirit week and kids might wear their t-shirts. Do you want it?" I can't believe I'm trying to force her to want something that everyone else has'.
"No. I already have my own clothes. I don't want it."
This doesn't seem right. You're only 5, how can you not want something with your school logo on it? Against what she says, I am going to go ahead and spend the $15 on a t-shirt for my kindergartner who doesn't even want it. I'm hoping that they won't change the colors or logos when Monkey enters school. I have a feeling she doesn't really understand what I'm talking about when she says she doesn't want one. I mean, who doesn't want to dress exactly like everyone else in the school for 5 days during the year?