7.16.2014

THE SHOE FIGHT


When Mikah decided to have an opinion a few months ago about what she wanted to wear and what shoes she would put on each day I thought it was kind of cute. You know her choosing all the girly tutus and pink shirts and fun little mary jane dress shoes. We would have our little fights about shoes and usually it wasn't a huge deal so I would just say, sure whatever. It really was adorable honestly. Until it came time to get her a new pair of shoes..............

Oh. My. Gosh. I wanted to die, all five Target trips it took.

The first trip, I thought, oh this will be fun! She looooves shoes! What I wasn't expecting was her to become fixated on a pair of shoes that was two sizes too small and wouldn't even go on her feet. I gave her a pair of the same shoe that did fit her but nooooooo it wasn't THAT pair. Obviously we left kicking and screaming... with no shoes...

The second trip I thought had to go better because it wasn't super close to nap time, we got icees, all was fine and dandy... Then she wanted the clear jelly shoes that in my opinon aren't even really shoes! Her feet already smell in her dress shoes she wears every day... with the heat that was coming there was no way! The third and fourth trip were just about the same honestly. We left kicking and screaming with no shoes.

Finally I thought I got smart. I went without her, chose two pairs of shoes I thought were down right ADORABLE! (This pair and a gold gladiator sandal.) I mean this girl was getting the goods. If they had them in my size they would have been coming home with me too. Guess what? Wouldn't put them on. Loved looking at them but REFUSED to put them on. By refused I mean screaming bloody murder, kicking, screaming, tt was like someone was trying to kill her. Not worth it.

So we went back a fifth time. She got the stupid jellys. Wore them home and now wears them every day.

What did I learn from all this? She's a girl........ and while it may seem like I gave into her, which I did. When it comes down to it... does it really matter? Was it a life or death situation? No. Are the shoes safe? Of course. The only reason I didn't want her to get them was because honestly, I didn't like them. But she can have an opinion, in fact, I want her to have her own opinions. My battles are better fought other places.... like teaching her manners, and respect, and to eat her meals. Plus, life is just easier if I relax..... I hope she loves the shoes though, my goodness she fought hard for them!!

Please tell me she isn't the only one who has such a strong opinion so early...



1 comment:

Because of Jackie said...

My daughter is the SAME way! She is opinionated about her clothing and outfit choices, and they are crazy 90% of the time, let me tell you. She has this vision in her head of how she should look and can't be changed. Other than editing for weather and life appropriateness, I let it go.

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