Saturday, March 2, 2013

bureaucracy.

Mischief has decided she can only wear nightgowns.
Thursday night she threw a fit at having to wear footsie pyjamas because the two night gowns she has are dirty.
Last night it would seem she refused to put on the footsie pyjamas I'd laid out for her to put on, and so her cousin(our babysitter) dug out a size 24m nightgown from the mess of clothes in their room, it barely covers her bum and has elbow length sleeves, but she's happy.

At JoAnn fabric yesterday I took advantage of their $1 McCall's patterns and 60% off flannel, and now have the makings for three night gowns for her.  I had to shake my head at the ridiculousness though.  The large print on the flannel signs stating "Not intended for sleepwear"  and now, on "sleepwear" patterns (that's what the section in the pattern book is called even...) it has a "NOTE: The garments in this pack are not intended for sleep apparel."
Are you kidding me?

Anyway, I'm also going to get a vintage night gown pattern because I'm not in love with this one, though it is the cutest of the three available.  There was some super cute flannel though.  Non flame retardant flannel.  if wool flannel wasn't so expensive, I'd get that and then it'd meet USA requirements for sleepwear since it is naturally flame retardant.  I prefer my children to sleep in as few chemicals as possible thanks.

1 comment:

Sebastian said...

One size fits all approaches....back when those traditional nightgowns were legal for children in traditional materials....parents were expected to keep their children safe, and there were more risks (open flames in kitchens, space heaters with no kind of protection), but still, somehow parents did their job. And places like kitchens and things like space heaters are still dangerous for children even if they ARE wearing flame-retardent clothing. Did it never occur to these people? The logic behind the laws as they stand would be akin to requiring that children must be dressed in full NASCAR gear (jumpsuit and helmet) whenever traveling in any kind of vehicle.

Someone still has common sense. Which is good, because the government doesn't.