When Brad and I first found out we were having a baby girl FIVE years ago (CRAZY how time flies), I was so excited! The first thing I thought about was how fun it was going to be to dress her up. I mean let’s face it, girl clothes are WAY more fun to shop for than boy stuff. I even planned a day off the day of our ultrasound to go shopping and began filling her closet.
One of my favorite things to buy for Addi has been ruffled pants. I just think they are so cute. I’m a sucker for ruffles, so those are the type outfits I migrate towards.
Fast forward five years and I now have a very opinionated little girl who no longer likes those precious ruffled pants. In fact, she spent a solid 30 minutes this morning screaming and crying because I put them on her. She would much rather wear leggings, jeans or shorts. In the end, she won. I put some other pants on her and off we went. This isn’t the first time she has freaked out over her clothes (and shoes are a completely different battle – much WORSE) and I have now realized that I need to put the ruffles away. As much as I love them, it’s not worth it in the end.
I have a new Matilda Jane obsession and have bought several pairs of the big ruffles. I guess I need to sell the ones I bought. Even though I’m going to keep the bigger sizes I bought JUST IN CASE she changes her mind and wants to wear them next year 🙂