At nearly 4.5 LLC scrums like a trooper, has perfected her growl of indignation and fears not the mud but she’ll do this all in a pretty frock with her party socks on. Or else.
My little lady loves a dress, and she loves her bling. Every night she decides which of her 20+ dresses she’s going to wear tomorrow. Is it wrong to be jealous of my daughter’s wardrobe? I could only hope for so much choice! Then she lays out various necklaces, bracelets and rings for easy access.
By the time Chris or I stumble into her room the following morning she’s often dressed, with jewellery and hair clips by 6:30/7am. Her hair is probably not brushed, but we’re moving in the right direction.
While I wouldn’t have classed LLC as a tomboy her rough and tumble nature never made me see her as a particularly girly girl either. She has developed a love of ‘the princess’ but I wouldn’t describe her as princess obsessed. But she’s definitely got an eye for clothes and accessories and more than ever it’s a struggle to convince her to don trousers or leggings!
What’s more she’s projecting her fashion sense onto me. “Mommy”, she’ll say. “I love your dress.” (I often wear dresses to work). And on days when I’m not in a dress (often those I’m at home, crawling around on the floor with children) she’ll say the likes of, “Where’s you dress mom? I love you in a pretty dress. Wear the one blue/green one with the sparkly bits.”
Fortunately she hasn’t got a full on shoe habit yet, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time. My bank balance is crying.