Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Can someone please tell me how

We went from this

a year ago to


THIS? Please? WTF!!

My mother took Sophie to apparently her favorite place in southern California, the MALL. She is really excited about going to Disneyland, but she was REALLY excited about going to the mall with Grandma. God help me. When this picture was emailed to me, I wanted to know if the attitude came with the outfit or was sold separately. And furthermore, where in this picture is MY DAUGHTER? You know, the one who wears whatever I order from the Hanna Andersson catalog for her?

We spoke on the phone briefly (she is very busy down there). Sophie wants to wear this on the first day of school. I pointed out that she is going to FOURTH GRADE, not a rock concert. She needs an OUTFIT, not a costume. We're working toward a compromise of the gloves possibly staying at home.

It's just the beginning, isn't it?

18 comments:

Amy said...

She's adorable in the first picture and a teenager in the second. But I'm "old" I guess they start younger now! She's still very cute but expressing herself.
I have a twin sister, she went through lots of phases and strange clothes-wearing fits from a very youn age. I didn't. I just wore pretty much the same style all along. My mother was grateful not to have 2 of my sister.
I hate to say it, but I think it is just the beginning. You're doing really well if you are able to get her to compromise.

Hang in there!

Ladybug's Picnic said...

I have no answers but I sure am laughing. And I am ONLY laughing because I know I'm in for the same thing TIMES TWO in a couple of years. I love having daughters but I know the battles are coming!

Monica said...

OMG Cindy...that is SO funny!!! Disneyland and the mall? Are you sure this is your daughter??

Sabina said...

again the day-glo neon pink is burning my eyes. it is my opinion that your can attempt to brainwash early, but if their eyes work, there is nothing to be done, and you do want her to grow up with the ability to think for herself, no? just go with it and help her plan the next "costume" and know that she is perhaps a bit racier in dress than her mama. oh let her wear the gloves, i'm sure they'll get all wet in the creek.

carolyn said...

at least she won't get lost in Disneyland wearing that!!! and yes,so it begins for YOU, the mommy, continuing to set boundries :) she'll thank you later but will push them ALL now ;)

Trish said...

Oh. My. Goodness. It's funny how they gravitate to the extreme opposite of what you would have picked out. I'm just starting to go through it with my 7 yr. old.

4th grade? Really? I've been reading your blog longer than I thought!

Kristin said...

Well, I don't see any tattoos or piercings if that makes you feel better. But check her tongue when you get there.

Cid said...

I only have sons so my worst clothing problem is getting them to put on clean ones. So my issue with your daughter's outfit isn't that is is a bit much for a four grader but that I wore something eerily similar in 1982, "Pretty in Pink" anyone?

lisagh said...

Just the beginning...!

Have fun Cindy. We'll all be here for you :)

k e r r y said...

she's 9 right? My Lilly went through the same change... one day I could get her to wear Lilly P clothes the next it was NO WAY, MOM!

dmmlandcruiser said...

Cindy, you got a couple years more than I did. Madigan only wants clothes with peace signs and flaming hearts. I am waiting for the credit card statement to arrive from the tatoo parlor!!! She used to love going to The Pink Store (Lilly) and now she won't even look at it!

Mary said...

Laugh out loud funny! Good luck!

Laura [What I Like] said...

Oh dear...well, this is what happens in Southern California I suppose. I have a lot of family down there and when I'd take a trip down to visit from the north I'd come back with very odd (in retropsect) stuff.

The Mrs. said...

OMG! She is personality plus! I looove her!!!

gwendomama said...

i am laughing VERY hard

Trevor said...

Very cute Cindy!

Kate said...

You know, other than the gloves, she actually looks very cute. At least she has those leggings on with her tiny skirt - in a few years you might not be so lucky!!

Manisha said...

4th Grade is the beginning, yes! Mine, now a middle schooler, won't wear these rock star outfits but the flat iron recently moved residence from my bathroom to hers. Shorts have gotten shorter and attitude is turned on full blast. But they remain cute and cuddly for a couple more years :-D