Keyword … USED TO BE.
I grew tired of fighting with them…
“No, the purple polka dot unicorn shirt does not go with the tie dye shorts with the pom pom fringe”
“No, it’s 30 degrees outside, you’re not wearing the super thin spaghetti strapped spring dress, besides you grew out of that LAST YEAR!”
“This is the 3rd time you’ve worn that shirt this week, it’s got ketchup on it!”
And then there is always the fight that happen when I chose their outfits…
“MOOOOOOOOOM! My friends won’t like this!”
“NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! That’s dark purple with pink lines, I want the dark purple with red lines!”
“Really, Mom?! No.”
Did I forget to mention my girls are 6 and 4?
So. I started letting them dress themselves. The fight honestly, wasn’t worth it. We have an understanding. They’re allowed to wear whatever they wish, but there are guidelines. I can dictate the type of clothes dependent on weather, if we’re going somewhere where dress needs to be specific (sorry, honey, you can’t wear your cowboy boots, princess crown and ballet recital outfit to the wedding), and I can veto if there are stains or it doesn’t fit correctly.
Here are some of the classics:
Someday they’ll get it right, right? Until then, I’ll take photos, chuckle a bit, and be glad my girls aren’t afraid to be themselves and express their unique, individual personalities.