Capable Dresser

illustration of a boy getting dressed

illustration of a boy getting dressed.

All parents wait for the day when their kids are capable of dressing themselves. They imagine what it will be like to have the freedom to have a cup of coffee while junior gets ready for school.

Yes, I’ve been there. Now that my kids are almost grown, I realize those days when the kids were dependent were just as fun as today. It may be hard to see it now, but enjoy every moment. Each stage in parenting has it’s own joys, even if you have to change dirty diapers, or contend with a teen who is striking out on her own in a big, scary world!

I drew this for Illustration Friday. This week’s word is “capable.”

Author: Kevin Spear

I am a marketing professional with a design flair, based in Clayton, Ohio. I specialize in digital and content marketing that increases brand awareness for small businesses and nonprofits.

8 thoughts on “Capable Dresser”

  1. My son just achieved this goal, he is 3, and while it’s not perfect and sometimes he gets dressed over a dirty diaper, I am so proud of him. I love that you chose to capture this moment. <3

  2. Very cute and nicely done. It’s like he started with his shoes and socks then suddenly decided he really should put his shirt on first. (Or maybe he was cold.) Cute dog too!

  3. I Love how you have the dog in the pic! It looks just like our scruffly, little black dog that sits and waits to have fun with children in the morning. We’re not at the sit & have a cup yet. We are still at the search for the other shoe & where is my backpack stage!

  4. Yeah, I remember those days! Now as a grandma I do have more patience but am not usually as rushed as parents are… Love this illustration!

  5. I agree. I’m looking forward to the grand-parenting stage. It will be nice to spoil the grand-kiddos!

  6. Thanks for dropping by Elizabeth. That sit-a-spell stage will be here before you know it. Though, my fifteen-year-old daughter was frantically searching for her shoe this morning too!

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