The experience was slightly traumatic.
You see, up until this point, my kids have always fit into the clothes in the baby/toddler department. But, last week, I had to venture into the girls' department to find jeans for Princess. My little girl who loves twirling in dresses, playing with baby dolls, and pretending to be a princess now has to shop in the girls' department.
Have you seen the girls' department at Target? Or any other store, really. It's full of sassy attitude, outfits that shouldn't be worn by adults, let alone little girls, and none of the cuteness I'm used to oohing and aahing over when shopping for my kids' clothes. *sniffle*
I guess I'll be making a lot of her clothes, at least as long as she'll still wear mommy-made stuff.
|On the same shopping trip, I found this adorable sailor dress at Goodwill for Princess. Doesn't it scream "Sound of Music" LOVE LOVE LOVE!|
While searching for adjustable waist jeans for my super skinny 5 year old, I saw a mom shopping for clothes for her 9 or 10 year old daughter. I thought nothing of it until I saw her instruct her daughter to try on some pants. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORE. So the little girl stripped down to her underwear and started trying on clothes. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORE. I wouldn't even do that with my toddler, let alone a child that old. Do you have any idea how many perverts and creeps there are out there? What do you think? Bad parenting moment or no big deal?
Somedays I swear Little Man is tapping into the Jekyll and Hyde side of his personality. While shopping at Sam's Club, I told Little Man not to do something. I don't even remember what it was, but his reaction...oh. my. word. He angrily screamed at me something along the lines of, "I'm the boss! You can't tell me what to do! You're not my boss! I hate you, Mommy!!" Ignoring the horrified stares of other shoppers, we had a quick regrouping in the middle of the aisle as I reaffirmed that I am indeed his boss and could tell him what to do plus he's not allowed to say the word "hate" as it's one he's been throwing around liberally lately. (Side note: he's had an attitude issue lately and I'm not sure where it's coming from. I've been addressing it, but it's taking a while to pass. Please pray for me and/or give me advice on how to handle a 3 year old who talks like an rebellious, disrespectful teenager!) Two seconds later, he asked me to buy a bouquet of flowers from a display we passed. I chuckled and asked him why. "So you'll look like a princess, Mommy." he replied with the sweetest smile and a gentle pat on my arm. The quick turnaround in attitude left my head spinning.
Knowing how much I've always loved frills and ruffles, my mom got this dress for Princess when she was a baby. It's so much fun to take out Princess's old clothes and put them on Star.
|Star was too cute for words in this dress although crawling was a bit of a struggle for her :)|