I try. Every day I try. I will lay out the little diva's clothes for her. Sometimes she would deign to put on what we've picked out for her. Other times, she takes one look and says, "No!" She just turned two and already she wants to pick out her own clothes.
Now, accessories. Beyond the amber teething necklace that she (always) wears, Zoë hasn't shown any interest at all in hair clips, head bands, bracelets or other little baubles. Until now.
She received a "fairy" bracelet and necklace from my god-daughter and she hasn't taken them off since she received them a couple of days ago. That, I can take. But this...
Okay, we thought she looked rather cute, like a little Pocahontas. BUT this is not one of those "outfits" where I could just shrug and say, "Whatever" and let her walk out the door looking like that, wearing what she's wearing.
This is so totally not staged, believe me.
Because I am not
crazy imaginative enough to think of using the handle of an Easter basket as a head band / tiara!
Zoë wore it like that for a bit, then she got tired of the look and wanted to try to wear it in different way... and got stuck! Muffled cries of "Help, Mommy. Stuck!" came from inside the basket. Chris and I were laughing so hard when we were trying to help her get unstuck.
With this little diva, every day, there are moments like these.