Friday, March 13, 2009

You Never Know What You are Going to Get!

Mini Chick and I go head to head almost every morning on what she is going to wear. Yes, she is only 3 1/2 years old and wants to be in total control. I can't imagine where she gets that from. LOL! Anyway, this morning it started out the same. We were getting her ready for school and she heads right for the sun dress and sandals. The last few days have been 75-80 degrees so this wasn't far off, but it turned a bit chilly and rainy over night to about 50 degrees. So I said that she needed something with sleeves and have her legs covered because it was chilly. I put back the sundress which caused her to start whining and then I picked out a long sleeve T, some leggings and a skirt to go over them. Well, I next expected the crying to start or NO, MAMA, but I got something different this morning. "I can't wear that, Mama. (sigh), It's not cool." I looked at her and said , "What?" I didn't no whether to laugh or start crying. She is not supposed to start saying that to me until she is 7 or 8 years old! How did she learn this phrase so quickly and better yet how to use it. Does she really even know what cool means? In her world she does, apparently. You never know what to expect from those little mouths.
All you girls need to say a little prayer for me and this strong willed, stubborn child. I know this will only get worse until she gets a little older and I know that I will have to give up the control eventually, but at 3 1/2 years old?? Not a chance.

By the way, we compromised on a long sleeve dress and socks instead of leggings when all was said and done. I just wish we started there. I am learning. I hope she can be patient with me.

13 comments:

Sugar Bear said...

She is so cute! I remember my cousin doing this same thing at a young age - guess it is a girl thing! I'll find out soon enough I'm sure. Hope you are well.
Karla

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Ask her what I should wear tomorrow LOL...I'd love to be cool! She is just so cute!
I read somewhere to lay out three acceptable outfits, then let them choose.

Charmed Life said...

Thank goodness mine has to wear a uniform. LOL! Her saying is..."I can't wear those, they don't match." Gotta love it, right?
Happy Day!
Melissa

Tam said...

I am so laughing with YOU! She is so so cute!!

MommaRu said...

Love, love, love my little girl!
How precious she is. Just like her Mama!

MommaRu said...

Grandpa's comment was, "3 and a
half, going on 10!"

The Feathered Nest said...

What a little sweetie pie Tammy!!! Whew.....looks like you have some fun ahead! You'll have to get her to watch the weather the night before and pick her outfit out then because it's hip to be cool! xxoo, Dawn

natalea said...

adorable picture!! and Scarlet says things are "really cool" too, luckily she lets me pick her clothes out still! ahhh....
xo

SherryRoseBella said...

Tammy, this is the cutest picture ever!!! Yes, you have a long road ahead of you if she is already trying to be cool! Lol!! Enjoy every second...she will be grown before you know it!! She is so precious!!!
love,
Sherry

Sandy Michelle said...

Your little chick is too cute..and cool too :) I believe that kids these days are much older than they really are! My 7 year old acts like a teen already! Good luck girl!

Sandy xox

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a darling you have - a sophisticated darling with a strong will and opinions. What joy and occasionally frustration:-)
What worked with my now older kids was choosing and laying out the night before.
The young one still at home and in school wears a uniform...THANK GOODNESS!

Tam said...

Hey thanks for answering about Soaps..LOL MY Friend Alyce just opened her etsy shop selling homemade soap with Goats Milk and that was the intrest in soap...LOL

CINNIBONBON said...

OOOOO man!!! LOL.. this is pretty early girl- I feel for you!! But I totally love, love her bob and sunglasses. She is in the cool zone for sure!!
I'm loving all your post- great bowling shoes!!! Take it easy dear friend, I hope to be re-joining the blog world soon!!!!

XO