Are you ready to argue over these?
No darling the dog does not need to wear a tiara.
Yes, he looks beautiful. But he is a dog and all the other doggies at the park might be jealous if he turns up dressed like that. We need to be fair.
Oh no sweetie we can’t take all the other doggies a tiara too.
(SOMEONE SAVE ME.)
My just-turned four year old is a delight. A wonderful mix of a little girl wanting to be like her big brothers while at the same time being oh such a fan of anything twirly, sparkly or pinkurple.
If she is not dressed as a fairy while lightsaber fighting with her brothers, she is attempting to paint the toe nails of her best friends in the 10 year old bright red nail polish she found in the back of my bathroom cabinet. If they are not fighting over lego she is bossing them around.
After having two boys I thought I had seen it all. I thought I had SAID it all. Until now. (And while we are on girls, click here to find out the 14 things no one tells you about having a baby girl.)
You must be kidding if you think you are wearing THAT out of the house was a sentence I did not think I would be saying until my kids reached their teenage years. But these days I say it on a daily basis. Along with what-you-are-wearing-is-fine and yes-those-shoes-match.
Heaven only knows where she gets it from, I’m certainly far from a fashion-loving role model. But I vow to embrace the sparkly tulle and glittery wings while I can because before long it might just be miniskirts and demin.
Who knew we would be arguing about these things with our preschoolers?
1. "No you cannot wear pink sparkly princess high heels to pre-school soccer practice."
It’s a hard one cause they ARE pretty sparkly and they do allow spikes on the field.
2. "No. You cannot wear the mermaid dress/ fairy wings/ fish tail to swimming lessons."
Just cause it looks like it belongs in the sea doesn’t mean it will float.
3. "No you cannot paint the dog’s toenails."
I don’t think he would sit still long enough anyway.
4. "Elsa vs Anna."
Yeah Elsa has magical powers but Anna has such a better attitude.
5. "No, you cannot take sixteen beanies, four teddies and a handbag packed with beaded necklaces out. We are just ducking out for milk."