My 4-year-old daughter has a picture day tomorrow. She informed me when she came home that her "teacher said" she should wear a dress. I wasn't buying it and tried to get her to pick out a skirt or something more appropriate so that she wouldn't have to change her clothes after the pictures.
I was overruled. My tomboy, bossy, bully daughter who plays with trucks wrestles with her brother, climbs trees, plays with bugs is the same beautiful daughter who loves her nails painted, wants to be a princess, plays with dolls and cuddles in her mommy's lap. That daughter is wearing a dress.
I told her that I didn't like the dresses in her closet so she went to look anyway. Then I remembered the fall/winter dresses that I had stored in the back of my closet at the end of last season. I was worried that they wouldn't fit. I pulled them out trying to lead her in the direction of the dress I thought she should wear and told her she'd have to try it on.
"I have to try all of them on to see which one looks nice."
Siiiggghhhh.... overruled again!
About five dresses later we had a winner.
Although I hate to admit it; trying the dresses on was an excellent idea. The two i thought would look the best on her actually didn't. Neither of us liked them. We narrowed it down to two and although I tried to steer her in the direction of a more weather appropriate one (given it's been a little warm), we agreed on one with a green velvet-like bodice and flouncy white skirt.
It looks fabulous on her. :D But I am a little worried that she is already turning into a fashion diva.