However, I have realized that the days when I got to pick out a cute back to school dress with cute shoes are gone. No more curling her hair to make her look like a little princess. Nope.
A purple Harley Davidson t-shirt, jean shorts, and Chucks, with her hair in a pony tail.
"Are you suuuuure you want to wear that? Don't you want to wear that pretty new pink skirt?"
"Nope. I like this. I can't wear my Chucks with a skirt."
"Well, can I at least curl your hair?"
"Neh. I want it in a ponytail."
"OK, well I will braid it for you."
"No, a ponytail."
"How about a braided half-ponytail?"
"Are these rhetorical questions, mom?"
"No, I'm being serious."
"Then no. I want a ponytail."
I learned three things from that one conversation. One, she is comfortable enough in her own skin to wear what she likes, regardless. Two, my little girl is growing up and creating her own little fashion sense. Three, I'm so proud that my 8 year old knows the word "rhetorical", and how to use it correctly in a sentence.
Her day went great! She loves her teacher, and has several friends in her class. Her teacher thinks its amazing she already knows how to multiply, and write in cursive. They get to leave the school from the side door...the "big kid"door.
And all her friends said they wanted her shoes.
***side note: I have decided to close my Etsy shop. Basically, paying to list and re-list things that aren't selling is no longer worth it. I need to get rid of everything that is currently listed, so EVERYTHING is 50% off with coupon code STORECLOSE. I will continue to take orders, though, on my Facebook page. Thanks!***
Because, you know, shoes really are the most important thing after all!
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