This is what I saw on a little girl's t-shirt tonight at the mall: "Dear Santa...Gimme."
As soon as I read the shirt on the girl, I looked at her mother. The shirt is more of a reflection of her mom, than of her - albeit, clothing can speak volumes about someone.
I immediately thought about the conversation that might have happened over the shirt. Did the mom think it was funny, fitting or simply benign?
And then I wondered, "how can you buy your daughter a shirt with such a strongly selfish message and expect that your child will grow to have a thankful and gracious spirit?"
I don't want to judge the mother in any way. It's likely she has no idea the impact or effect the shirt might have on her daughter or on others who see it on her.
But I do wonder how much thought parents put into dressing their children. I probably spend too much time thinking about it with mine own.