Miss D loves her shoes. She loves getting her cousin’s hand-me-down dress shoes out of her closet and putting them on, walking around in her Hello Kitty boots, or wearing her big brother’s sneakers. This had me thinking that perhaps she’ll be a girly girl who loves playing dress-up and changing her clothes, but this past weekend she showed me another side.
We visited family on Easter and I took three different dresses for us to choose from, some stockings, and a pair of shiny shoes for her to wear. I thought she would love being dressed up, but she wouldn’t have any of it. She wanted only her comfortable, everyday clothes with her comfortable, everyday, on-their-last-leg pair of shoes. At first, I thought this was because she was overtired and I woke her from her nap to go to the family Easter party; surely that had something to do with it.
The sour attitude didn’t last, though. She was mostly content at the party and was going strong several hours later. In fact, near the end of the party she got on a trampoline that was there with three bigger kids–all rowdy boys–and she held her own and had a blast! The oldest of the three boys even remarked “she’s tough!”
She’s a brave one. Fearless, really. And whether she grows up to be a girly girl or a tomboy, it doesn’t matter to me. I just love watching her be who she is: my girl!