Getting dressed around here is quite an event. In fact, some days you would swear that these girls of mine were prepping themselves for the Academy Awards. There are wardrobe changes, spritzes of perfume, lip gloss application, and lots of twirling in front of their full length mirror.
I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a struggle to get to this point where I just let them be. In fact, it was really, really hard to let go of my control freak tendencies and my desire to have my girls look like they came skipping from the pages of an expensive catalog.
Apparently, kids have their own personalities and opinions. I just wish someone had slipped me that memo when I was pregnant and daydreaming about what life would be like—especially since these girls are mighty opinionated.
For a while, I fought it. I laid out clothes and we wrestled through tantrums and tears (from all three of us). But very slowly I started to question why I was even going through these brutal mornings. What did it matter if their clothes didn’t match? Who really cares if all of the colors and patterns clash violently and make me cringe? If they’re happy and confident, why do I care what anyone else thinks?
These wild and crazy boogers have taught me that some battles just aren’t worth the fight. Especially a battle over their own self expression. As long as they’re warm enough or not in five sweaters during a heat wave, who am I to get in the way of them figuring out who they are and what they like?
Luckily for all of us, they’ve fallen in love with the LittleMissMatched brand, which celebrates wild and wacky self expression. Their pieces are bright and cheerful and include lots of fun patterns… but they also coordinate in a way that makes this momma happy too.
LittleMissMatched sent us some pieces from their new spring line and the girls went crazy over them. The #cool sweater is Samantha’s favorite and Ellie really loves the cotton candy jaspe leggings (I won’t lie, I wish I had a pair of them). They were so in love, we had to head to the website to pick out more of their favorites.