Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Princess Dress

I've always been rather tomboy-ish. From a very young age, I refused to wear dresses, or pink, or anything other than running shoes on my feet. I will now dress up for necessary occasions, but I wear jeans and sneakers most of the time. I feel motivated to dress better when I watch, What Not To Wear, but then the moment fades - it always does. Pumpkin, who is not yet three, has decided that she loves dresses. She calls them "princess dresses", and is now insisting on wearing them every day. I'm going to have to head over to Old Navy or something tonight to buy more of them to avoid fighting about her wardrobe on a daily basis. Yesterday I had her in the coolest tunic/jeans combo, and she made me put a dress-up dress over it and fought me when I took it off for bath-time. A real girly girl. Does anyone have a manual for one of those?


motherbumper said...

Nope - I didn't get the manual either.

Hey - H&M has really cool not too girly dresses - check them out if you get a chance.

kittenpie said...

I don't have a manual, but I do have a girly girl. A pink and fluffy one with a full-on fixation for princesses and mermaids. Me, I figure I tried to avoid it, it reared its frothy head anyhow, so I will roll with it to some extent. I head for somewhere up the middle - dresses that are nice, some even pink and some fancier and party-ish, but not overly garish. It's a compromise I can live with. And dresses are cooler in summer, anyhow.

VICTORIA said...

My oldest was terribly attached to the girly girl dresses, we thrift stored it. I made a few. Dress up was a daily...AND nightly thing. She refused to wear pants of any shape, form or color. She wore those dresses till they had holes, and huge stains. I gave in, it wasn't worth the drama to resist. My little lulu, she is plenty happy with the soft/shimmery nightgowns, so for her, she'd rather spend all day in that, and I have on occasion taken her to town shopping, yes, with the nightgown OVER her clothes.