Friday, May 02, 2008

Bad Fashion, Beware


There is a Fashion Nazi residing in our household. She goes by name of Laurel, and she knows exactly what she wants to wear. Point blank she tells us if an outfit is not desired. Try to put it on her, and you face fits of fury exerting the energy of a tornado. There will be high pitched shrieks, tears, flailing arms, back arching, and the inevitable escape. We've learned to offer her choices in her apparel, giving her control. It makes for a much happier morning.
Evidently, ponytails and a sequined shirt
are appropriate apparel for a baseball game.


However, the opinions are not limited to herself. Paul likes to be shirtless when brushing his teeth, thus eliminating the possibility of getting toothpaste on it. This bothers Laurel to no end. She stands next to him, points and yells, "Daddy, put on a shirt!"

Sometimes I wear a light jacket in the house when cold. Laurel points at me and says, "Mommy, no coat!"

I usually respond, "Honey, I'm cold and I need the jacket to keep warm."

Comfort is not of importance to her, only how I look. She repeats herself, "Mommy, no coat!"

Me walking away does not deter her. She just follows, repeating her command. "Mommy, no coat! Take coat off, NOW!"

This lasts for a few minutes, but I refuse to give in to her demands. My needs are important, too. Eventually, she gives up or gets distracted, and I always get to laugh at my wonderfully opinionated daughter.

Look out, Ian. It won't be long before she notices you like to wear your shirts backwards. I'm just warning you...

11 comments:

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

That is so cute. My daughter is very particular about her own clothes, but not so much about what others wear.

Kellie said...

She's a demanding little spitfire, huh? But, she's way too adorable so, it's all good :)

carrie said...

Gosh, it starts soooo early with girls, doesn't it?

Katie still thinks tights under shorts look really, really good on her. Whatever!

The Domesticator said...

But she looks good doing it *ahahaha*

I know what you mean. My six year old is like that. I basically have given up picking out her clothes. When we are in public, I hope that most Moms can look at her and know she dressed herself....without my intervention. Either that or they must think I have eccentric fashion tastes!

beth - total mom haircut said...

I love it when they not only try to control everything they do, but everyone else as well. Luckily Sam could care less about clothes.

Kelly M said...

OH that is so cute!!! She is adorable!! Love her in pigtails! And really? Pigtails and sequenced shirt..I mean can you think of a better baseball attire?? haha Too cute!

Damselfly said...

She looks great! So cute.

dadivastreet said...

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Guinevere Meadow said...

She's got spunk, that Laurel!

Lady M said...

So cute!

Q has finally agreed to put on a sweatshirt when I get cold. It saves arguing time about whether or not *he* is cold. ;)

Rachel said...

That's so funny!! Alyssa is particular about what she wears, especially her shoes, but she never comments on our clothes, lol!