The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #9: The Emperor’s New Onesie

When she was pregnant, Joyce Slaton fantasized about dressing her daughter in little vintage dresses and clothing she’d sewn herself. But even as an infant, Violet refused to wear what Joyce picked out for her. Or, it seemed, anything.

As a baby, Violet would scream when strapped into her car seat

As a baby, Violet would scream when strapped into her car seat

For many months, this was the only dress Violet would wear. Joyce would wash it in the sink.

For many months, this was the only dress Violet would wear. Joyce would wash it in the sink.

Joyce eventually figured out the types of clothes that wouldn't bother Violet. Mother and daughter in matching outfits sewn by Joyce.

Joyce eventually figured out the types of clothes that wouldn’t bother Violet. Mother and daughter in matching outfits sewn by Joyce.

Think your child might be showing signs of Sensory Processing Disorder? Joyce recommends checking out the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation. And she wishes she’d found this clothing company earlier.

UPDATE: We made a video of this episode. Check it out!

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Illustration: Jen Corace