For all intents and purposes Ari is a tomboy through and through. She likes to play with the boys at recess time, even telling me that she is the only girl that can do some flip thing off the parallel bars that “all the boys do.”
Here she is demonstrating the flip for me last night when we went to the book fair at her school.
So, on Monday I had neglected to do wash for a while and Ari had no clean jeans to wear, oh the travesty of it all! I told her that I knew her maroon shirt and pink leggings were clean so go put them on. She refused and put together some other outfit from things in her drawer. I told her she had to wear the outfit I told her to wear in the first place the next day then because she was the one that picked it out from the store and she was going to get some use out of it before she grew out of it (mean mom, I know!) She then had tests on Tuesday and Wednesday and I let her wear jeans both of those days so as she would be as comfortable as possible to do well on her tests, but letting her know that she would be wearing THE outfit on Thursday.
So this morning as we were eating breakfast I said to her “you know what outfit you’re wearing today, right?” She slumped her shoulders and let out a long sigh of desperation as she said “pink torture!” So, yes I am a mean mom that is torturing my daughter, but in my defense, her favorite color is pink and over half the clothes she picks out are some shade of pink.Oh, and I think she looks darling.