Nothing Wrong With a Rainbow

By November 19, 2010Parenting, Self Image

As the mornings grow colder, our wardrobe battles escalate. Sophia is having a hard time parting with her sundresses and sequined flip flops. To put it mildly, most mornings she is devastated by my terrible decree that she must wear tights or leggings, and something on her arms. I am a terror, I know. So mean. So uncompromising in my care for her health. I allow shirts and leggings under her beloved sundresses, but she happens to have a very particular view of what matches. Usually, there are no shirts or leggings that go with her chosen flowing frock.  Most days she dissolves into tears, weeping about not looking beautiful.

Let’s just say I dread our daily discussion.

I don’t like to be told I am breaking her heart.  Yes, she is somewhat dramatic.

Then, this morning, she came into my room fully dressed at 6:30 a.m.  She was filled with pride as she announced, “You will LOVE this outfit Mom”.

My groggy brain wondered for a moment what happened to the matching? Then I wondered where she found that shirt? Then I saw that she had put on a long sleeve shirt, leggings, a skirt and miracle of all miracles – socks. And she was glowing. I was happy. But still…what was she thinking?

She told me if you wore a rainbow, you always matched. She told me she was like a rainbow.

I couldn’t agree more.

She can rock the rainbow look whenever she wants.  There’s nothing wrong with a rainbow.

p.s. They sing a song at her school where you get to shout hooray and jump up whenever you are wearing the color in the verse.  She wants to stand up for every color.  This definitely helps her love of the rainbow look.

p.p.s. The socks actually have rainbows on them.  She really has like 20 colors covered.

Join the discussion 6 Comments

  • AZLB says:

    we had mismatch day at school this week and it was by far MB’s favorite day…she picked her outfit out the night before and we had about 10 colors going on. Love it!

  • Megan says:

    Love the pose and the style! =D She’s so proud of herself! *giggle*
    My mom always made me wear tights, and I hated it. Once, she put them on me backwards and it was the worst day of my life at the time (I was 5.)
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  • Jen says:

    She is so cute! My 6 yr old is the same way. Do you take her shopping dressed like that? I’ve learned that it’s a loosing battle and parade my beautiful daughter in whatever fashion she decides to wear. My husband was mortified once b/c I paraded my then 5 yr old Son around Lowes dressed as Batman………I was proud and the people got a kick out of it.

    Have a great Saturday!

  • I love when my kids pick out their clothes and they are all random and mismatched. Love it. I don’t have the energy to fight it and it makes them so happy. She is adorable and will have the best time jumping to ever color!

  • Kelly says:

    Love that smile!
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  • April says:

    LOL! That is so cute. I am learning to let go of the matching thing as my oldest 2 are completely dressing themselves and the 3rd is starting to pick out his clothes. 🙂 I put the summer clothes up high where they are still out but they can’t reach them and just explain to them we can’t wear those right now but we will later. They seem ok with it. 🙂 Glad you found something that works. The song part at school is to funny. 🙂

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