We had such a great response to the post last year about George Washington and his 110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation which he penned at the ripe age of 16 (yes, 16), that I thought it would be fun to highlight another of his “rules”.
Rule #7: Put not off your Cloths in the presence of others, nor go out your Chamber half Dressed.
I hear so many mothers of young girls talking about shopping and how they try to find clothes that are “age-appropriate”. It seems as though the fashion industry, media and advertisers forget that little girls are still little girls and are encouraging them to come out of their ‘chambers half dressed’. I know what many parents are saying; I wonder, “What would George say?”