Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dancing Queen Auditions?

Any of you long-time blog readers know that Ellie has always had her own ideas about fashion. Just click on this or this or this to see for yourself (and to giggle).

All my girls (and boys) have gone through this to a certain extent, but Ellie is by far my most stubborn and opinionated child when it comes to her clothing choices. I learned early on that for the most part it's not worth the power struggles that inevitably develop by forcing kids to wear cute, matching clothes every day. The independence they develop is far more valuable than wearing matching clothes.

But sometimes, like today, her outfit was a little, um, distracting. So, using my age old trick, I tried to convince her that some cute flowered pants would be much more "princess-like" than that sequined skirt.

Um, yeah. She didn't fall for that one.

Her reply to me?
"But Mom. Sparkles make me happy."

Okay then. Put on your sunglasses...red sequins, glittery tights, and metallic vest coming your way!


Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Tell her sparkles make me happy too! How adorable:-)

Steve-Rosanna said...

Looking forward to see this little fashion plate when she gets to high school. She is so completely cute. Nothing more charming than a cute girl with a mind of her own.

Love, Grandpa-Grandma

annalisa said...

ellie is so funny! maybe she'll create her own line of clothes when she grows up :)


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Denise said...

That is also Troy's motto.

Aitch said...

How simple life is when you're 3!

K said...

Ellie cracks me up! I wish I could get away with wearing sparkles everyday!

mom said...

Sparkles make me happy too. Thus our new chandelier.

Angie Vinez said...

Oh my gosh! I love it! :) Sparkles make *me* happy too!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can't believe how much we have in common. I'll certainly be stopping by more often!

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