I took my daughter shopping for school clothes. I had some really great ideas about what would be adorable for the first day of school. Unfortunately for me, E had some ideas of her own. She is 6 1/2 years old now. She has her own sense of style. Last year I picked out a cute little dress with puppies on it for her first day of school. She loves (still does) puppies. It was so cute with a matching barrettes, socks and dog purse.
I figured out pretty quick that I won't be getting away with this this year. I thought that a cute jean dress would be nice. E did not agree. She told me that she is the only one that wears dresses. Don't get me wrong. I don't dress her in uncomfortable dressy things to go to school. They are usually cotton dresses with leggings underneath. Pretty comfortable stuff. Just not her style.
I still got the jean dress. I know that it won't be picked the first day but I am sure that she can wear it day 2 or 3, right? I will put up pictures Monday of her first outfit. Spoiler alert - it is jean shorts with a t-shirt and vest. The t-shirt is sparkly and has bright pink
I am trying not to squelch her creativity or personality. As long as what she wants to wear is modest, I have learned to let her go. Even if it is jean shorts with a bright pink sparkly
My son C also broke my heart a little today. By that I mean that he made me gasp and think "oh no, please, stop growing up!" as I fanned my eyes to stop from crying. He needed to get a folder for school. He had a plain blue one picked out when I happened to see what I thought was a cool Star Wars folder. He said, "Nah, I'll just go with the blue one." Which we all know meant ... "Of course not mom! I am waaaay to old for a Star Wars folder! Geesh, I am 8 1/2!!"
So, once again I am so thankful that we will be homeschooling all 3 kiddos next year. I don't want to miss a minute!! And I won't have to see the look in this picture again! Isn't it heartbreaking. Thankfully, no one took a picture of the sad momma on the other end of the camera lens. Even worse.
(This picture was taken last year on the first day of school. B is now homeschooled!! Much happier face on our first day this year!! )