Children often resist being dressed and no matter how many tricks parents play, they can be a challenge to the end. In this cumulative tale in the vein of "The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," Mom struggles to put a diaper, pants, shirt, socks, boots, sweater, jacket and finally a hat on a wiggly child. In less time than it takes Mom to get herself ready to go outside, the baby has all the clothes off and is happily parading through the house. Parents will smile sympathetically at this story and children will have fun with the repetition.
Judy Belanger is a retired elementary learning resource center teacher who lives with her husband in Addison. They have two grown children and four grandchildren. She continues to substitute in grades K-6 in the school where she taught.
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