When I revealed the plan to Eli, he squealed with delight because he knew it would work. Last night, he and I put the plan into action. First, we went to Noah's dresser and took out all his shirts and even his pajamas and hid them in my closet. Next, we went to Leah's dresser and took out all her shirts and hid them in her closet. Finally, we returned one shirt to each dresser drawer. So in the morning when Leah and Noah went to get dressed, they each had only one shirt to choose. What shirts were they, you ask? Well, the "How to Train Your Dragon" shirts of course.
The result was just as we had planned. The best part was Noah didn't seem to really notice that there was only one shirt in his drawer. He just happily pulled it out and put it on. Leah noticed and made a surprised/laughing sort of noise and then put her shirt on too.
Eli, of course, was happy. And so was I. I discovered a new way to get the kids to wear what I want without a fight!