Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Alrighty, day 3 of the fashion challenge, and the girls tried to make me cry uncle with their outfit selection process. But I'm proud to say that I bit my tongue and didn't say a dang word as they handed me their somewhat questionable choices. The lengthy outfit assembly took place last night, right before bedtime. Ree was first to make her selections, as usual, but had some difficulty choosing today's outfit. First she picked a new blue peasant t-shirt (I was excited at this choice as it still has the tags on it), then dismissed it and picked a fun pink cordoruy dress, then jammed the dress back on the rack and swapped it for a graphic pink t-shirt, then sort of sighed in exasperation and put that back too. She stood in the middle of the closet for a bit, frowning and looking around, then pounced on a custom brown Etsy pillowcase dress. That started the ball rolling, and she quickly grabbed some electric blue striped pants with attached skirt (I might have let out a little whine at this point), then my favorite brown sock-monkey shirt for underneath (I looked away so she wouldn't see me wince). She happily flounced away and it was sister's turn. Ro briefly surveyed the closet, said "Ummm, I think pink" (shocker, eh?), and went right to her favorite section (the closet is organized by color). She ran a finger over one or two shirts and immediately seized on the pink tie-died winner, then rooted around for a long-sleeve shirt to wear underneath. She found a fuschia one with ruffled shoulders and flared cuffs (eep!) and handed it to me, then picked a summer skirt that she said matched it. She was halfway to the bin of tights when she spied Ree's outfit on the floor and yelled "Mama! Ree wear a skirt and pants?!" When I replied that it was true, she did an aboutface, marched straight to the pants rack and grabbed the pink/orange striped ones saying "Now I match Ree!" Oh gosh, honey, that is just great. Anyhow, when TubaDad got home late last night I told him to prepare for a trainwreck on Day 3. He checked out the outfits, raised an eyebrow, and said laconically "I'll bet Ree will change her mind." No way. Won't happen. Nope. Never. That rowdy outfit was going to preschool, I just knew it... Damn if he wasn't right. Ree woke up this morning, glanced at her wild outfit, complete with etsy dress and sock monkey shirt, and said "Dat not my shirt." Then she ran to the closet and came out with a light pink polka-dotted tee, a bright green and purple jacket, and a big saucy grin. That little minx was just toying with me last night -- I'm certain of it!! Well they were playing with me last night, but, in the end, the girls did pretty well for Day 3 of the fashion challenge. Has anyone else noticed that Ro has been in pink every day so far and Ree hasn't picked one single blasted yellow thing, even though the closet is now stuffed with the sunshiney items she claims to love? Contrary, I tell you, she's contrary! (Everyone in my family is probably nodding their heads right now and saying "Yep, just like her mama.") By the way, I might hide those froggie boots tomorrow -- I'm tired of seeing them leering at me in photos. Heh. ~~~~~~~~ Update, at the end of the day: Thought it might be interesting to show you what the girls look like by the end of the day. It's a pretty typical day, and, as usual, they have played hard.
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