Monday, April 09, 2007

I told you she's growing up!

Easter Sunday. Bria got all ready in her beautiful dress and put some shoes on that did not match at all. I realize that they are her favorite shoes, but they just plain didn't go with the dress.

Both Bria and Chloe like to choose how they dress, but Bria is especially concerned with wearing things that she likes. I can't even buy her clothes anymore without her there because she will probably hate them. She has a definite style and will probably grow up to be a fashion designer. Anyway, I usually try to be laid back about stuff like that and let them be fairly independent about what they wear, within reason. As long as they're clean and mostly match, I'm not going to gripe about a hair ribbon being a crazy color, or shoes not quite being the right ones.

Except on Sunday. I'm pretty strict about how they look on Sunday, and we often have battles of epic proportion at our house before church starts over hair bows, tights & shoes that don't match and favorite dresses that are now too small or were never intended for church going in the first place.

When I asked Bria to please change her shoes and put her white sandals on, I was expecting the start of World War 3. I even saw the beginnings of it flash across her face as she thought about stomping her foot and yelling.

But it never happened. Instead, she took a deep breath, looked at Sophie and said,

"It's easier to be a baby. When you're a baby you don't get all cranky about the clothes your mom makes you wear."

With that, she went to her closet and changed her shoes.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. I have to agree with Bria - sometimes it would be sooo much easier to be a baby!

    I love moments like that when the kids really show that they have listened to what you've tried to teach and are really trying to do the right thing. Give her a big hug and let her know how proud of her you are. That always leads to at least one more "grown-up" moment from my little ones before they get little again!

    Happy Monday!

  2. PS: LOVE your new picture!

  3. That's hilarious....
    Just another "glad I have boys" moment -- although Spencer was afraid of his buttons yesterday....
    but, fear can strike in both genders. :)

  4. love your Easter story. It would make a great LO.. pictures of the shoes that don't match and her dresses for church in her white shoes!!
    I agree -- it is easier to be a baby where nothing much matters except food, sleep and a clean diaper.