Lucy loves accessories. This soon-to-be-four-year-old loves zebra print, fleece with dangly, beady magical necklaces. She prefers her sumbrella-umbrella to stay under her pillow. Really. She and her big sister, Betty, were in a wedding with it and still says,
Mama, remember when I got married? I married Betty. She was my flower girl. I just love my sumbrella-umbrella for sunny days. I’ll keep it under my pillow in case there’s ever another sunny day.
Apparently, the only downside to living in the Pacific Northwest involves your children doubting the longevity of a cloudless, blue cerulean sky so deeply they sleep with a parasol beneath their pillow for every and all just-in-case sunny thoughts.
What my three year old lacks through constant sunshine she makes up for in outfits.
She loves to accessorize.
This week at Today’s Mama I wrote about my three-year-old’s style and my choice not to pull on her reigns in Preschool (Paris) Fashion Week.
I want to raise confident, creative, classy girls who know themselves. I want them to take risks in what they wear and in what they do. But I must admit, sometimes the day’s outfits are a little off the handle. Maybe I am, too. Maybe that’s alright. Maybe this family of five make one complete, brightly patterned outfit.
Before morning’s 8:00 chime, I’d rather strive for an empty bowl of oatmeal, brushed teeth and clean hands. When I send her out into the world of Preschool and playdates... [click HERE to read more]