Friday, February 29, 2008

She Is Such A Little Diva

It is a morning when my twins are at basketball practice.

Alexis and I are home alone, as Little Billy had gone to work on this day with his Daddy.

I am in a rush, as I have to go pick the girls up at their school and I scream down the stairs, "Alexis - you have to come and get ready to go. I'm going to pull out your clothes and you need to come and get dressed."

She heard what I said and yelled back, "I'll pick out something - I want to pick it out," and she came running up the stairs as fast as she could run - so as to catch me before I picked out her clothes.

I stopped looking in her closet and turned to leave her room. I turned back and said, "Okay - but don't pick out anything WEIRD - just pick out some pants and a shirt."

As I was walking down the hallway I heard her say, "What do you mean 'Anything weird?'" in her little diva voice, like how-dare-I-insinuate-that-she-has-no-taste!

I just smiled.


On the upside ... She did okay picking out her outfit on this one day. But ... for future reference ... anything weird includes:

  • Capri pants or shorts ... when it is 40 degrees outside.
  • Flip-flops ... when it is 40 degrees outside.
  • The brown sequined jacket - that should really not be worn ANYWHERE!
  • Your white patent-leather Sunday shoes with anything other than your Sunday dresses.
  • Your black patent-leather Sunday shoes with anything other than your Sunday dresses.
  • Your leopard print gymnastics leotard with any sort of tutu.
  • Your black cowboy boots with anything other than blue jeans.
  • Any Princess dress from your dress-up trunk.
  • Any pajama bottoms that sort-of look like pants.
  • Blue or red or pink or purple bandannas wrapped around your head or waist or wrists or ankles...

Do I need to go on ...

62 comments:

Summer said...

I think it's so cute when I see little girls who have obviously dressed themselves.

My Goodness said...

I'm so glad we haven't hit that stage...she still lets me pick or give her the choice between two things...whew!

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Karen said...

My 13 year old just in the last few years stopped dressing weirdly. Thank goodness.

tommie said...

My three year old thinks she can dress herself as well! We lay out her outfit every night for this very reason!

Angie said...

Yeah and for boys - a RED shirt with the black and ORANGE pants. Or a RED shirt with the slightly different shade of RED pants. Or the SLEEVELESS shirt when it is below freezing. Kids. I tell ya!
KEEP BELIEVING

Maria said...

OH I hate when my little ones want to pick out their own clothes! I always try and trick them into wearing what I want them to. BTW, remember, 40' would be a beautiful warm day for us here. We'd all be wearing our flip flops if it were!

Andrea said...

that totally sounds like my little joelle...sheesh, these girls!! :)

pb&j in a bowl said...

My child is the weirdest dresser in the world. And then she gets mad at me when I don't let her wear what she wants- plastic slippers with my ratty socks, along with a sundress.

Kathryn said...

Joey would wear his firetruck shirt every single day of his life if I let him. sigh

Hillary said...

That is too cute! I love it!

MamaGeek said...

Yep, she sounds like the most perfect child. Weird is in. Or so I hear!

jennifer h said...

That list goes for you, too, right? I know you're dying to wear a tutu. Maybe even with cowboy boots. Maybe especially with cowboy boots.

Joanna said...

It has to be the youngest thing. I keep telling mine that stripes don't go with camo - thankyouverymuch!!

I could so hear her say what do you mean weird? Heehee

Melanie said...

I love it when I see kids who obviously picked out their own clothes. I think it's adorable!

Rachel said...

Hi Momma K: Apparently I need to report to you because I wear flip flops every single day. Even when it's 30 degrees here in corpus. So I am reporting for flogging and grounding. Do you take the kids while I'm in the corner? Because I'm totally ok with that.

Dawn said...

When my daughter was younger and picked out her own clothes, sometimes I wanted to put a little sign on her back that told everyone that "I did NOT pick out that outfit".

Sue said...

tee hee The other day my five year old daughter wanted to wear a turquoise spaghetti strap dress with a pink and red striped shirt, jeans, and her orange and pink snow boots.

Lovely.

OHmommy said...

Oh, Kellan... I can't wait to talk to you in San Fran in person and exchange stories about our divas. They would be the BEST of friends!

justabeachkat said...

Hey, she might start her own fad!

Cute post.

Hugs!
Kat

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Aww mom, you're not fun!

Kelli said...

Those are all the clothes I wanted to wear to day also. They just wouldnt look good on someone 40++++

hehe
Kelli

TheVasquez3 said...

oh man i WISH jordan would pick out her own clothes. somewhere along the line i ended up becoming her personal stylist. she doesn't care what i lay out for her as long as she didnt have to put the outift together herself. once i put out a VERY mismatched kind of strange outfit...i was surpirsed when she came out for breakfast wearing it...i ALMOST let her go to school like that...but didn't.

she said, "yea i thought it looked weird but you picked it so i was sure it matched"

interesting...

Holly said...

Heck, I took my son out one day and he was wearing his Blue's Clue's costume from Halloween. He was dressed and not fighting me. It helped that he was an adorable Blue!

Bavani said...

I haven't hit that stage yet with Divya - but honestly, I can't wait for her to dress all crazy. Although, I'd probably have to hang a sign on her "picked out her own clothes today".

Natalie said...

My nearly 3 year old is starting to dress herself...weird is all she knows. LOL! But she thinks she looks like a princess. Usually she gets the clothes all stuck and needs help. Then she twirls around and says she's a princess. Oy!

JCK said...

My daughter dresses herself & picks out her outfits most days. She started to pick her clothes at 16 months. I know. I know. The upside of this is that her wild mismatched outfits are so out there that no one thinks I dress her.

Fun post as usual, Kellan!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Great post! We have the same issues around here! :)

bermudabluez said...

Uh yeah.....I sure can relate to this post. I had a tiny little diva who has turned out to be a little bit more of a diva now that she's 22!!

Melissa said...

LOL! I always threaten Hope with Geranimals!! Do you think they make those anymore?

Family Adventure said...

Oh, how I've WISHED my children would show an interest in the clothes they wear. But I see now it's not *always* a positive :)

Heidi

kim-d said...

Why, oh why, do all little girls that age fancy themselves great fashion mavens? I think back to some of the get-ups I would wear way back then, and I cringe! It had to be practically painful for my Mom to look at as I pranced around the house thinking I was ALL THAT! When Alexis grows up to be the next Donna Karan, though, we'll all feel foolish about questioning her taste...HAHA!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Too cute! Although I think, had she put the cowboy boots with the leopard print tuto and the sequined jacket, she would have been totally rockin a hip outfit!

Hallie

Jen said...

How cute! I taught a girl in preschool whose parents let her pick out her outfits and I sometimes had to bite my lip as she walked in the door with her mom!

Valarie said...

Ohhh, I have to disagree. I think the leopard print leotard and tutu would look FABULOUS with the black cowboys boots. :)

girlymom said...

Lolo likes to dress herself and always comes up with some interesting outfits. On her school days- I pick on stay at home days- she picks. She was in speech class and I let her pick...her teacher got such a kick out of it that it turned into a day she could pick and we all got a cute chuckle. Ya gotta love it- pink tutu and all!

Have a great weekend Kellan!

Steph said...

They all have their own sense of "fashion", don't they? ;)

Courtney said...

I let Taylor pick out her clothes occassionally. She comes up with some doozies. Next time she picks I'll have to take a picture and post.

Have a great weekend.

jennwa said...

Great list, I need to pass it on to my 6 year old daughter.

Kami said...

I think I may have had the same fashion sense when I was her age. Thank goodness for my mother's rational sense!

:-)

Heather said...

What a fashionista. I see a Project Runway in her future.

Eagles' Wings said...

She has a mind of her own... just like my 6 yrs old boy. He has been dressing himself since he was 3 years old :-/. He absolute does not allow me to choose his clothes.

Don Mills Diva said...

You see, now I would INSIST that the leopard-print leotards be worn with a tutu at all times!

Meg said...

You make me wish I still had a little girl...sigh...you are such an awesome writer!

ValleyGirl said...

He-e-ey, what's wrong with pajama bottoms that kinda look like pants??!! Or leopard-print leotards and tutus, for that matter!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi, Kellan!

I think that song by Kelly Clarkson would be just perfect for little Miss Alexis, "Miss Independence"! She must be a hit at the grocery store on those tutu days! :-)

Lizzy

Have a great weekend, too!

JenKneeBee said...

Haha! I like her fashion sense, it sounds very creative!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

It is just so much easier when they let us dress them:)
Sounds like she has personality to spare!

multipleblessings said...

*rofl* ...Reminds me of the 6 year old Diva at my house!!!!

Julie

utmomof5 said...

Crap no wI need to go and change my clothes!! I thought the leaopard print leotard with the tu-tu was totally acceptable to wear to the grocery store!! :)

Cute story-- my girls come up with some seriously "weird" outfits.

Christina

Patti said...

Oh if left to her own devices my child would be dressed like a clown every day! I think we almost bought the brown sequinned jacket in Belk! LOL

bren j. said...

hah!

...but seriously. A leopard-print leotard?

Queen of My Domain said...

I'm really surprised, even I've been known to wear an occasional flip flop in Feb. It is Texas after all. ;)

Leah said...

I love the visual of the leapard print gymnastics outfit with a tutu and cowboy boots!! SO CUTE! ROFL I love little kid fashion. It took me until very very VERY recently before I finally sucked it up and let Emily Grace choose her own outfits and got past the feelings of embarrassment at the idea that someone might think I had something to do with the outfits...ROFL I sent Em off to school the other day in a turquoise shirt, an orange and pink plaid sundress over top, and cream and flower leggings, with brown boots with a purple headband in her hair. She was adorable!!! ha ha haaa!

I was hoping for pics of Alexis in her creation!!!!

Barrie said...

I have some weird dressers in my house. And I don't mean me! :)

Pam said...

I love it when kids dress themselves! Ashlyn wears her church shoes with her athletic pants and soccer shirt. Cracks me up every time!!

The Boyds Family said...

My three year old likes to dress herself too. Sometimes she does pretty good and then other times she leaves the house dressed as a bee. LOL!

For the record, I think the leopard print leotard with a tutu would be cute and can't wait to see a picture of that one. HA!

Have a great day! Yvette

Tammy said...

Little girls are great. My youngest is 7 years old, and your daughter reminds me of her! :)

LunaNik said...

Oh come on Kellan, let her dress weird...if only for our amusement ;)

Brittany said...

I absolutely LOVE when kids dress themselves!!!! They are always so cute!

Eileen said...

She is one styling, independent little gal! Love it.
XOXO

Angela said...

You are messing up her style. LOL
Who got her the weird clothes anyway?
Smiles!

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