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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

jammies and a skirt

I remember my mom telling me a story about a little girl she saw when I was about 3 and we were at the Nutcracker. She said this little girl was with her mom, and she was wearing a pretty dress with her shiny shoes. But the part you couldn't help but to notice was her "accessory". This little girl had her Miss Piggy lifejacket on over top of her pretty little dress. My mom remembers thinking, "oh my, who would let their child out of the house wearing that outfit?". Her next thought was, "you know, that lifejacket must be pretty important to that little girl...and who cares? if that's what she wants to wear, let her."

So, last night when I got home from the gym, Brian had Bree's jammies on already. I walked through the door and she had a sad face on. When I asked her what was wrong, she said "I wanna wear a dress." I guess she had been asking to put a dress on, but it was 30 minutes before bedtime and she already had her jammies on. So we argued a few more times back and forth about the dress. Then she said "I wanna wear a skirt." I told her that it was almost bedtime and she wasn't putting a skirt on. Then...I instantly remembered my mom's story. So, in we walked to Bree's room, opened up her dresser, and this is how she spent the night in bed.

8 comments:

crunchy peas said...

I LOVE IT!! I am so bad at that... I guess it is one of those "pick your battles" things. Way to go.

The Mounts' said...

and look at how happy she was....something so simple made that BIG of a smile! Trust me I know what that is all about, I RAISE LUKE, REMEMBER (refer back to "pick your battles". Isn't a "mom's" advice the best...that's what my mom always said too..."seriously what is it hurting?" Love you!

Cherrise said...

There is nothing wrong with wanting to look fashionable while sleeping...I can't wait to have my own kids so I can share my experiences with all of you...one day!

Heidi said...

Sooo cute! Look at that precious smile! Love that little girl!

Jana, Jeff and Jaydin Gilchrist said...

Hey, we pick out what we wear, pant vs nightgowns, maybe we should let them wear what they want? I am sure Jaydin will have some interesting ideas.

Alicia said...

I love it! There's a kindergartener at my school that always wears this purple sparkly vest over whatever she's wearing along with cowboy boots..it's too cute.

Jana, Jeff and Jaydin Gilchrist said...

Erin, the carrot cake was so good, I frosted it but the turkey was actually a sticker that I had for Jaydin, hey what ever works right?
I sure wish I could have been there for lunch the other day, it looks like you guys had a great time, everyone looked so pretty!

Heidi said...

Cute new background!!! And love your Santa picture too:)