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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Colleen is going to try and get that grandbaby in pink. It didn't work with Kara, but she's bound and determined, she's going to get someone in pink. May I dare suggest she get a puppy because this is me at 4. Note the lingerie. Note the expertise with which I powder my nose.

My mother never wore a stitch of makeup. If she wore lingerie, I thankfully never saw it -- but I did see the Moo Moo flannels each morning. I did notice she was completely gray by thirty and never thought of dye. So where I came from is a complete mystery, but I can tell you, that baby is knit together and if she doesn't want to wear pink? Well, she's not going to let Grandma stand in her way.

My daughter has Geox $60 sparkle shoes, the same day I bought her a Hannah Andersson outfit for Easter, complete with hat, but not a dress, so completely wearable to school. That girl is bound and determined that she will never ever leave this house matching. Does she wear it? Heck no. If I get her an outfit that is coordinated from head to toe? She will put on striped colored tights with it, just to make certain she hasn't missed a color in the rainbow. Rather than her sparkle shoes, she wears her Payless Shoe Source shoes just to get my goat. I know she does!

So my suggestion for Colleen is to give baby Coble yellow and wait for pink to be her idea. Do you not see that I was vain at four? This should scare you.
posted at 3:47 AM  
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At 7:35 AM, Blogger Dawn said...

When my daughter was a toddler, she only wanted to wear her older brother's clothes. We tried to "trick" her by buying her a pink flannel shirt, thinking it looked sort of tomboyish. She saw it and hollered "me hate pink".
I realized that it wasn't that she wanted to wear boy clothes, she just didn't want to wear her clothes because they were mostly pink!! She's 13 and still hates pink, flowers, and sparkles. But she loves girl clothes, thankfully.

At 11:37 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Dawn, that gives me hope! I just have to get a clue and stop spending the money and then I won't be disappointed! With Elle, the more colorful, the better. Pink is fine, as long as there is green, red, navy and purple to go with it and complete the outfit. : )

At 11:48 AM, Blogger Kay said...

Well, I agree with you, except I say put the pink on her while you can! She will soon enough develop her own ways.
My daughter's favorite colors when she was 3 were orange and yellow! And as a 12 year old girl, she hates glitter! What girl hates glitter? Well, my wonderfully unique girl, that's who.
As Popeye says, "I am what I am" Aren't we all...

BTW, your daughter sounds like my kind of girl!!

At 11:49 AM, Blogger Kay said...

What aggravates me more than the clothes is that my daughter doesn't like any of the books I want her to like. Or any of the movies. She has her own ideas there, too.

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

My daughter does have a penchant for Mr. Darcy and swoons accordingly, so all is not lost.

At 5:31 PM, Blogger Melanie said...

Kristin, my niece was worse than you as a child. We have a picture of her not yet three years old when she got into her makeup bag. She already had the mascara in the general direction of her eyes and lipstick on her mouth, sort of. My sister seldom wears makeup, so we don't know where she got it from. My beautiful Mary Elizabeth is now 20 years old and never leaves the house without a full face of mineral make up and regularly scolds me for not keeping my eyebrows under better control. The pink did not turn her away, it just fed the beauty monster.

At 6:43 PM, Blogger Kayla said...

Like I said earlier, Kristin is the one called to witness to the fashion world.

I never wore pink. Ever. I am 19 and still have an aversion to it, although I will wear it once in a while. At first it was because I didn't think I had the right to act feminine because I was ugly. Then I just realized I could be feminine without wearing pink.

At 7:24 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

ROFLOL!! Poor Kristin! The irony of it, huh?

At 11:36 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I bought four outfits for the princess today and only ONE of them was pink. Our favorite was a red and black lady bug type outfit with a matching black hat. LOL ADORABLE!!

At 3:53 AM, Blogger Becky said...

I LOVE your picture, lol! That is SO cute! I just knew there was a little Ashley Stockingdale in you!

Sounds like you've got your hands full with your daughter, lol.

At 8:31 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

Great post Kristin! :) I had to chuckle at your daughter's choice of Payless over the other shoes (see how much I know about shoes, I can't even remember the name of the more expensive ones?) :) lol

Colleeen, if your granddaughter is anything like me, she'll detest anything her mother buys her to wear especially if it's frilly, pink and girlie. BUT!!! If GRANDMA buys it, now that's a different story! I wore anything my darling sweet gramma gave me and STILL DO! :)

At 2:05 AM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

Oh, How cute! I love this pic of you Kris.

At 9:06 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I just think it's so funny how kids come out of the womb like they're going to be. You think, as a parent, you have some control in this, but more and more, I think, maybe not.


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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