It’s happening….my 5 yr. old is growing up. For the 3rd time in a 2 month period we had to spend an afternoon going through her clothing stash because things were “no longer her style”. When did she get a style? Well at least one she was aware of?
So I put on a brave face and let her sort her clothes into “keep” or “donate” piles. My heart was breaking as I watched her put all her Ariel, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Princess style shirts & dresses into the “donate” pile. There were a few she kept for “when we go to Disney” pile (umm they probably won’t fit her then). The only clothing left that remotely is still “little girl” are her jammies and character undies.
How did this happen? When did this happen?
I asked her what her “style” was and she simply replied….anything sparkly, pink, black, cheetah, zebra print, etc. Well OK. Yes it is somewhat still “little” girlish but she is picking things her older sister would wear and wearing it with sass. The only thing that keeps her new “style” cute and little is the fact that she only wears leggings, yoga pants, and still prefers dresses and skirts.
So I guess I will cherish the dressing up and singing along to the Frozen Soundtrack as much as I can since in a blink of an eye that too will go away.