Things are going well! Holden loves her "good girl" reward chart, the screaming has been mostly gone, no junkie sweet stuff, barely any TV, and they are alive and happy! Go figure?!?!
However, this whole clothing issue with Holden may drive me to insanity. I am ok with giving her the reins and letting her pick out the craziest outfits to wear... in public... where people see us...ugh. I just hope people see me and Everett looking normal and assume she is alright and Child Services does not need to be called in. Here is the issue, 45 minutes trying to decide on the outfit. Put it on, take it off, put it on, take it off. She is the most indecisive person in the universe. And many of the ballerina leotards and tight leggings she needs help getting off and on , which has added a new dilemma.... Do I help her? Maybe for one outfit but no more? Maybe for five minutes and that's it? Maybe not at all which would please me, but still a bit unrealistic for a three year old.
To some people (without opinionated little girls anyway) this may seem like such a litle thing. How can this one issue be such an issue in our house? Well, it IS an issue and a big one. Ian this morning spent 20 minutes back and forth to get her dressed to leave the house, then a clothing change when we got home, another change for nap, then a new after nap outfit, and last but not least a bedtime outfit. Not pajamas because they are not "beautiful" enough. Everything she wears needs to be "beautiful." "That's not a beautiful shirt, mommy." "Those sneakers are not beautiful, mommy." You get the picture.
So here we are. Only easy beautiful clothing with elastic waists allowed.
Quote of the Day
Know first who you are, then adorn yourself accordingly.
****Well I guess she learned who she was a few weeks ago and is ready to adorn accordingly!