Yesterday we talked about education that is tailor made for your children. Several years ago I went to a sale at a department store. I enjoyed shopping there because they have petites. Remember that in clothing, petite doesn’t mean tiny. It simply 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, but where were the dresses? They had been there the last time I had looked, but on that day, I couldn’t find them. I asked a busy saleslady where they were. She said that they had moved petite dresses out to make room for clothing in another category.
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 would have just bought it anyway, but by that time in my life, I had learned better. I left it on the rack.
Labels that say “One size fits all” or “One size fits most” are interesting. 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 walked away from that 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, one that is tailor made—not one of the modern “one size fits all” gloves, but the old-fashioned kind with sizes.
Be strong and courageous!
Do not tremble or be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.