3.30.2009

When preschoolers attack. Or at least attack their closets.


If I am so proud that Thalia dressed herself this morning, why is it leaving me with bad 80s flashbacks?


41 Comments:

Anonymous Dorf's Daughter said...

Ah ha. When Momsie called in the 80's, the first question was always, "So, what did she wear to school today?" Dare I say: what goes around....

3/30/09, 6:28 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

She and my daughter would get along so well. You should see some of the get-ups my daughter wears. Wait here is a link to a post with one of her outfits (and I use that term VERY loosely).

http://3bedroombungalow.blogspot.com/2009/03/dear-so-and-so-about-so-what-and-so.html

3/30/09, 6:29 PM  
Anonymous Barb said...

It's adorable when a child under the age of 5 dresses that way. When you get into the preteen/teen years one has to wonder about their eye sight. Thalia looks adorable!

3/30/09, 6:36 PM  
Blogger Dana's Brain said...

I love it. When I came home tonight my 2.5 yr old girl was dressed in jeans, a tank top with sparkly flowers, a sweater over that and her latest favorite dress. Which is basically a tutu.

I'm happy to let her go at it now. It's the teenage years I want to control!

3/30/09, 6:44 PM  
Blogger Petunia Face said...

At the very least, be happy she is not wearing a hat with a big fake sunflower on the brim (in which case parental intervention would be in order). Of course, who am I to talk? My daughter left the house today wearing a polyester Dora dress, ballerina tights, purple socks and pink jellies.

3/30/09, 6:46 PM  
Blogger Miss Grace said...

My son's go-to outfit of choice is shorts. Over pajama pants. With cowboy boots. Shirt is optional.

3/30/09, 6:50 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

My 4-year-old daughter shares Thalia's fashion sense. I say, better to let her get it out of her system early.

Plus, I have no leg to stand on. I was 13 in the late '80s, you can only imagine the fashion monstrosities I embraced.

3/30/09, 7:13 PM  
Blogger Reff said...

wow...just like Jilly!

3/30/09, 7:22 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

This would make a fine addition to my weekly party called Wardrobe Wednesday.

3/30/09, 8:38 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

So cute. And apparently, coming back in style. I picked up a pair of pants at a store today and -gasp- realized they had STIRRUPS!!!!

3/30/09, 10:07 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Hehee! I have a three year-old and I love it when she gets dressed by herself. EVERY morning she comes up and asks me "can I pick out my clothes." When I actually allow her, she's incredibly excited.

And yes, I have thought of Blossom on more than one occasion!

3/30/09, 10:14 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

I think kids dressing themselves is one of the greatest things ever. One less thing to do and they can't really complain about how they look/feel when they picked out their outfit!

She's adorable--her and Jilly are kindred fashion spirits.

3/30/09, 10:48 PM  
Blogger MoodyMommy said...

My daughter has to wear a uniform to school all week, so on the weekends I let her have freedom....sometimes, I am a little embarrassed to walk next to her....But oh well!!

3/30/09, 10:54 PM  
Blogger Issas Crazy World said...

They are always so proud of it too. She looks adorable. And I can fully appreciate it, since mine are in the, I can match my own clothes now phase. :)

3/30/09, 11:03 PM  
Anonymous May said...

It's true that the 80's ARE back...and at least she didn't do this...

http://blogs2.startribune.com/blogs/cribsheet/2009/03/24/my-daughter-the-individual/

3/30/09, 11:30 PM  
Anonymous mothergoosemouse said...

She is far FAR *FAAAAAAR* cuter than Blossom. And frankly I think that combo she put together is pretty decent.

3/31/09, 1:46 AM  
Blogger Wicked Step Mom said...

She is so cute! I guess you are going to still have to dress her for a while...

3/31/09, 7:55 AM  
Blogger Assertagirl said...

At least she skipped the hat...what a cutie.

3/31/09, 8:21 AM  
Blogger AlyGatr said...

Funny...I blogged something similar last week:

http://alygatr.blogspot.com/2009/03/gizelle-aint-got-nuttin-on-my-baby.html

My Amelia comes up with some doozie outfits, which I completely love...and which drives my "everything must match" husband insane!

3/31/09, 10:11 AM  
Blogger B said...

whoa *in joey voice* Thalia and Blossom don't compare. Thalia's adorable (although I may be biased since my daughters dress themselves the exact same).

3/31/09, 12:20 PM  
Blogger WM said...

My son continues to wear his rain boots with everything(and i so love that he tucks his jeans or pants in to his boots) Sure we live in the Seattle area but c'mon it really doesn't rain everyday.

3/31/09, 1:18 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

When Emilia attacks her closet, it ends up looking more like Buzz- Lightyear-meets-the-Sugarplum-Fairy-meets-Jeff-Spicoli. That, or, Nouveau Nudist.

I'd be glad for Blossom, personally.

3/31/09, 1:29 PM  
Blogger sherri said...

she's much, much cuter than manolo blahnik sputnik (? what is that actresses name?)

3/31/09, 2:16 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

You're having an "Ella Sarah Gets Dressed" experience!

3/31/09, 3:39 PM  
Blogger Cheffie-Mom said...

Great blog you have here. My son is 15 now, but a memory I love - is when he dressed himself in a basketball jersey and boots! That's it - not even underwear! And he was ready to go! (:

3/31/09, 4:59 PM  
Blogger Elaine A. said...

The sad thing is I'm betting a toddler did not "style" Blossom. Just a guess... ; )

3/31/09, 5:27 PM  
Anonymous Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

Thalia is so cute! And look at the bright side: at least this should be out of her system before she turns 15, right?

3/31/09, 7:44 PM  
Blogger itsybitsyknitsy said...

What a beautiful girl. Good fashion sense ahah.

3/31/09, 9:10 PM  
Blogger Maris said...

Thalia is so adorable! She could pull that outfit off! :) I just don't know about Blossom's hat...

4/1/09, 11:44 AM  
Blogger Althea said...

Your little princess looks adorable.

Btw, I wonder if you'd be interested to exchange links with me? I'm mom to a 14-month-old boy and I love blogging about my experiences as a mom. My blog is at RaisingDaniel.com. You can visit it and then let me know what you think.

Cheers,
Althea

4/2/09, 2:49 AM  
Blogger Elisa said...

LOL - hey, we may not like it, but the 80s are really in right now! (when are they going to leave? WHEN?)
She's just following trends.

4/2/09, 9:46 AM  
Blogger Hapi said...

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4/2/09, 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Maybe it's a sign of my warped sense of style, but I think Thalia looks just great!
Dressing little girls is tough. They have so many patterns and so many shades of pink. Sometimes I will put an outfit on my daughter (who is 22-months-old) and then look at her and realize, this ensemble is not a winner. But we usually just head out to the playground anyway.

4/2/09, 11:32 AM  
Blogger Smiling Mama said...

My 3yo son could care less what he wears but some of the outfits my husband chooses for him totally don't match. I just hope that people look at him and think he dressed himself!!

4/2/09, 12:55 PM  
Blogger Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Nooooooo ! Not Blossom!!!

4/2/09, 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Boston Mamas said...

OMG, our girls need to get together.

Today Laurel dressed herself in:

1. Bright pink hibiscus summer dress

2. Rainbow stripe tights

3. White (thankfully) cardigan, but two years too small (she refuses to part with it)

4. Pink ballet slipper shoes

5. Disney Princess bucket hat

It looked crazy but I loved that she got dressed herself! -Christine

4/2/09, 10:13 PM  
Blogger Fiona said...

LOL my daughter does Blossom proud every day as well!

4/3/09, 12:01 AM  
Anonymous Emily from TheMotherhood said...

I love the outfits - both of them!!! I especially love YOURS! To this day I wish I had taken photos in the morning before Erin headed out to the door for kindergarten. For the entire year, her outfits were versions of dress-pants-rainboots patterned like a cow-and an accessory to two. Btw, Thalia looks exactly like you - gorgeous!

4/3/09, 9:31 AM  
Blogger Mr Lady said...

Here I am on a Friday night, obsessing over Blossom. Talk about your full circles.

4/4/09, 12:33 AM  
Blogger monique said...

Cool Outfit!

4/8/09, 4:32 PM  
Blogger Miranda said...

LOL She's too cute! She can pull it off. :) I actually remember watching Blossom and now looking back she was dressed funny all the time. Isn't it funny how times change?

4/9/09, 5:58 PM  

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