Wednesday, 26 October 2011

My daughter the wannabe Gyspy!!!!

Anyone who has met my little Pixie will know that she is a real girls girl who loves anything pink, pretty and girlie.  Now don't get me wrong, there is NOTHING wrong with that but I find it a bit of an alien concept as I was a real tomboy when I was younger.  Whilst I adore fancy things and fripperies now, as a little girl, all I wanted to do was muck out the horses or climb a tree.

She refuses to wear jeans or trousers and if she had her way, she would have her ears pierced and wear lipstick everyday.  I have very strong views on keeping little girls as little girls and I cringe when I see Suri Cruise in heels or little girls wearing make up, I also can't bear Bratz type dolls that sexualise the female form.  

It's perfectly natural and normal for girls to want to try on their mums "heels" or paint their fingernails, this is all within the norm of childhood but to go out like this is just plain WRONG.


WRONG. WRONG. WRONG.


It's Pixie's birthday on Sunday and I told her that she could choose her own party dress.  We went to TX Maxx as I had heard lots of good things about it from other bloggers.  It has lots and lots of lovely party dresses but there was one dress that captured my little Pixie's imagination and she wasn't going to go for any other (believe me I tried and tried to divert her to vintage style prints or smocked ones)


Now this is ENTIRELY my fault, I gave her the autonomy to choose for herself so couldn't backtrack and negate on my part of the deal.  I have to to say that with silver tights, boot and a cardie she does look super cute...but come on, surely she is channelling inner gypsy wedding?!!!

Did I do the right thing in letting her pick her dress?  She thinks she is a ballerina and can't stop twirling around and saying "I love my party dress" I have also got a lovely smocked dress put aside which I think will be her "official dress" for the family party and then I will let her wear her "ballerina dress" to her actual party......

What do you think?  Would you have let your nearly 3 year old choose?

Peace and Love


S.A.M xxx




17 comments:

  1. Hahaha! Must remember this story for about 2 years time! Ah she is happy with it and thats the main thing I guess

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  2. I think I would allow such a pretty dress as it is her birthday but completely agree about what choices mean as in our house at that age it meant tantrums!! Not that Pre-teen is any better now at 12 :)

    You could always team is up with some DM boots for a twist to the pink !! ;)

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  3. Not sure on the DM's but just got her an amazing pair of biker boots...they will look AWESOME! Thank you, didn't even think about that!!

    Love Sxx

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  4. Mine have always chosen their own clothes to wear,not necessarily to buy,and have learned that its not always the best idea(Olivias current fad on shorts and tights and the whole grungy look) with the days weather!!n They can experiment and develop their own 'style' which' reflects' their personalities! YIKES its car crash at times but hey we all had to learn!! xxxx

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  5. I think most 3 year olds would pick pink, bows, tutu and most importantly super swirly when you twirl round and round in it. It maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but it's Pixie's and that's what matters. It's sweet and cute and I think it's a far cry from Suri's heels and make up (ugghhh). Hope she has a lovely party and birthday x

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  6. HA HA - this is definately one of her "car crash" moments!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by

    S.A.M xx

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  7. My daughter is three years old and I have to have her with me when we buy clothes otherwise she is unlikely to wear it. If this means she strips in the cab on the way to nursery as I have forced her into a pair of jeans, then so be it!
    I think Lou is right, paired up with some Doc Martins it would look pretty cool and girly, how about some striped pink tights too?
    The dress is very cute and I don't blame her for choosing it!!!

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  8. Trust me the stripy tights works for the most outlandish of outfits! Today mine is wearing pink and white stripy tights with a huge poofy lilac tutu and a pink and white stirpey sweater! It kind of turns what is prima ballerina into cool Bennetton adverts!

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  9. I finally set up a blog.......

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  10. ermmmm how do I post as my Blog name????

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  11. your daughter sounds like my daughter!!!! Rock on the stripey tights I say!!

    S.A.M xx

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  12. I agree with Tinuke - love the dress and the sense of being different is what adds to the excitement - plenty of time for conforming to the norming later in life LOL
    Thank you for your comment on my The Gallery: Faces xxxxxxx

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  13. Tis all very confusing!

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  14. I think to let her choose her dress on a special occasion is perfectly normal. No different than my son wanting to wear his wellies every single day and with his pyjamas. It's funny that she chose that one. I saw one identical but in pinks and purples for my 13 month old which my OH wouldn't let me buy in TK Maxx the other day. So jealous !!

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  15. oh go with it! Erin is now in a hip spics and can barely wear anything. I have just ordered her three, yes three massive tulle skirts and i dont care - besides they cover the casts!!

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  16. I would let my girls choose they are 2 and 3. They would only be able to choose there special clothes and not their everyday clothes. I think they need to have a choice in some things and as you said she looks cute :)

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  17. Sometimes a non-parent or a parent of children who have grown, forget the most precious nugget of advice a parent can receive - pick your battles - I remember an occasion when a friend and his son turned up on a lovely sunny day and the little boy was wearing shorts, a rain coat and wellington boots. There were a few bitchy comments made along the lines of 'I wouldn't let my child out like that, I would put my foot down'. Some of us just smiled knowingly. Some things are non negotiable its true, but where is the harm in letting them have their way over clothes every once in a while. There are bigger battles waiting to be fought, so yes you did the right thing.
    V
    xxx

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