It’s already starting… (small style)

I always heard it from other moms and didn’t believe it could happen this early but it has already started.

What Lily wants to wear and what she doesn’t want to wear.

On a regular day basis we are ok, she will easily let me put whatever on her without any care.

And then there are the other days.

The days when I go to put a certain dress on her and she throws a mini fit because she doesn’t want that dress.

In that case, I pull two others from the closet and she says “este” (this one in Portuguese) and she will happily let me dress her in the one she picked out.

What about the day I dressed her in the pink Sesame Street shirt with yellow shorts?

She happily said “pink, shirt, lellow”…. and then I went to put on her green Salt Water sandals and she threw a fit because she wanted pink shoes.

Pointing at her pink shirt she looked at me and said “pink. shoes. mommy. pink. shoes”.

Mind you she doesn’t have pink shoes.

The closest thing to pink shoes that she has are the brown and fuschia Soft Star sandals and she wanted nothing to do with those.

When other moms would tell me “wait until she wants to pick out her own clothes”, I always thought to myself “good luck to her, she will wear what I want her to wear”.

But now here I am.

With a not even 2 year old toddler who sometimes doesn’t feel like wearing what I want to put on her.

Being a big believer that fashion is art and a huge part of self expression, I have to only think that sometimes she wants to express herself differently from what I have in mind for her.

I have to remember all the times as a child when I hated what my mom put on me but didn’t have a choice. (there was no fighting with that mama)

My baby is growing up and part of that is finding her own individuality.

I will choose to encourage it rather than to fight it. 🙂

Linking up to Morgan, the hostess of Small Style.

the day of the pink shoes. working hard on trying to jump.

shirt and shorts- Target

sandals- Salt Water

her first braids. walking around at the library courtyard.

dress- babyGap

sandals- Salt Water

playing in the rain in front of our building.

tank- babyGap

skirt- Kohls

sandals- Salt Water

playing on Lincoln Rd.

sunglasses- Gymboree

dress- babyGap

sandals- Soft Star Shoes