Saturday, December 17, 2005

Overheard...

This morning I heard Lauren singing in the bathroom. Here is what she said:

"today is the beeeeeeeeesssssssssstttttttttt day ever. I love Saturday so much. I can wear whatever I want. My mom can't tell me what to wear, even if my sssshhhhhooooeeessss don't match....."

;-)

13 comments:

Azúcar said...

Seems that she has her own opinions. How inconvienient. I love it.

Suzie Petunia said...

That is so funny! I just sang Lauren's song for my husband and made him laugh. (What was the tune for that again?? :) I finally gave up trying to make Waverly match when she was about 3... the morning she cried, "I want to CHOOOSE!! I WANT TO CHOOOOOOSE!!!!" broke me. I realized it wasn't about the clothes...she was only fighting for the right to CHOOSE. It all sounded so earily familiar... I decided then and there I had to loosen the reigns on the things that didn't really matter, so she could feel the exhileration of making her own choices.

Suzie Petunia said...

And Merry Christmas .... just in case I don't blog between now and next Sunday. :)

Bek said...

I hear that Suzie P. The deal we have is that she gets to choose either the top or the bottom OR I have veto power!! On Saturday she can wear WHATEVER she wants. On this particular day she was wearing two different shoes......

:-)

compulsive writer said...

I'm laughing all the way to the closet! I am very much a "choose your battles" type of person and I decided about three kids ago that wardrobe wasn't going to be one of them (modesty issue aside). But I am still amused when I make subtle suggestions that seem to be completely ridiculous coming from me, but incredibly valid when they come from someone else. At this point in my parental exhaustion I am even relieved that my daughter is 1). quite the tomboy and 2). incredibly creative with duct tape (which was all she asked for on her 10th birthday. I think I will save a lot of money at Prom if she either wears a tux or makes her dress out of duct tape. Do you think those options will work for her wedding as well?

Bek said...

Duct tape? That is pretty funny! You sound like you have a creative one on your hands. I am sure that as she gets older, I will have less and less control over this particular issue.

I don't really force her to wear what I want, but remember that left to her own devices this child would be 1)naked 2)naked except for mismatching shoes or 3) dressed in such a creative way that even her DAD tells her to go change. It isn't that we are stifling her creativity, its just that wearing black tights, white shoes, a leopord print bathrobe and gold shimmery dress-up dress topped with devils ears isn't really appropriate for kindergarten. If she would just keep it in the area of PANT/SHIRT/SHOES I might not care so much!!

I am kind of liking having her match and wear cute stuff. Especially since my boy is dirty ALL THE TIME and I have given up trying to keep him looking cute. I will settle for dry and with no noodles in his hair.

~j. said...

This must be the missing verse to a life-long song that is sung daily at my house.

A friend of mine's daughter wanted a wheelchair for her birthday. That being completely out of the question, she asked for crutches. She settled on, and got, a cane. She's 10.

Bek said...

What is it with 10? I don't know if I am excited or scared for Lauren to turn 10....she will probably ask for a cane too...what with her fascination with old folks..

Azúcar said...

My mom is still in mourning for the days that she could dress us. "You used to be like living dolls, and then you started having opinions."

Lorien said...

I'm bustin a gut. My 5 year old has style sense very similar to Lauren's and Compulsive's daughter, as long as it is pink and gagishly frilly. I use the "when we're going into public that is more important than the store" pick-your-battle guideline. We'll see how kindergarten wardrobing goes next year...

I have a friend who talked about how great garanimals were when she was a kid, because you could just match the animals and you were good. But I think my kids would be like, "but mo-oooom, alligators EAT monkeys and giraffes, so they DO TOO go together!"

Bek said...

Lorien...that is awesome!!

Today I got Lauren a shirt with rhinestones on it. This breaks my "no rhinestone" rule, but she will be in heaven. In honor of this discussion, I let her dress herself for dinner out with friends tonight. She wore a hot pink Little Mermaid T shirt (size 2--she is a 6) black wolly tights. Black gymnastic bike shorts and white patent leather Sunday shoes. When she got to the resturaunt her best friend said "oh Lauren, you look beautiful!!". :-)

R

La Yen said...

My niece and sister-in-law fight every morning. The latest was the princess bursting into tears over an outfit and screaming "But..but..but..I want to be ON STAGE!"

Azúcar said...

This is why I need a little girl, because I would totally let her go out in nonsense. I'd probably draw the line at the devil ears at church, but anything else goes.