Toddlers and Tutus
I’m always on my iPhone snapping instagram photos, and I’ve managed to gather quite the collection of images documenting this burgeoning toddler style. The Doodle has developed some very clear ideas about what she should wear. It’s her own, unique, sense of fashion. More often than not, it’s heinously adorable.
This morning the Doodle insisted on wearing her tutu. She wanted a tutu like Megan, who is a worker at her daycare, but not in her room. I checked and Megan does not own nor has she ever worn a tutu. So we’re still in the dark about who is exactly the Doodle’s latest style icon inspiration.
I’m not entirely quite sure how we’ve become the mothers of a girly-girl tomboy.
This toddler loves her tights and skirts, but more often than not she shuns her party dresses. Diaper covers can be re-purposed as underwear either under or over the tights now that she’s diaper free.
This is a kid who also thinks that yoga pants and fleece pants are the bomb. If it has an owl on the front of it, she has to wear it. And, if you can roll out of bed and out the door in the same outfit, that’s a total score.
She must change her clothes 2 or 3 times a day. A new outfit is needed if a shirt gets wet, but dirt stains or food mashed on the front, never is a factor. In fact, the dirtier a piece of clothing is, the harder it is to get her out of it.
Pajamas are now shunned. The Doodle sleeps in her day clothes. Track pants or leggings.
She’s shoe obsessed and very specific about which shoes or boots she must wear at any given point in time. The practicality or activity suitability is never a consideration. Neither is having the right shoe on the right foot (or left shoe on the left foot for that matter).
The Doodle is developing a sense of self and that’s a pretty cool thing to bear witness to. Even if at times it is comically cringe worthy.