Wednesday, 27 May 2009

if she could drive you'd think she was a teen

Having a boy first spoiled me completely for wash-and-go. For years, it was look-at-the-clock-and-whoops-we-have-to-leave-in-half-an-hour-is-the-boy's-face-clean?

And off we'd go.

Now we have conditioner. And hair styles. Hair things. Special brushes and bobby pins and pony tail holders and sparkly stuff.

And the shoes need to be just so. 'Are these shoes okay with these shorts and this top?'

She's four. FOUR.

I know this is just the beginning. I know I'm still in for matching outfits and tights and shiny patent shoes and purses and (oh, God) jewelry, for makeup, for color wheels and no-pink-does-NOT-go-with-red.

I just didn't expect it to begin so fast.

17 comments:

Jen on the Edge said...

I am sorry to report that it doesn't get any easier. We just spent three months searching for a dress for Grace for next week's 4th grade graduation. Heaven help me when we have to buy a prom dress.

mapsgirl said...

My youngest girl will be like that. She's 2 and is already obsessed with shoes.

DD #1 has no interest in hair thingies, heck she has no interest in simply brushing her hair. *sigh*

Loth said...

My 9 year old son is reluctant to leave the house without his hair gelled just so (except to school, of course, where thank goodness, gel is BANNED!) And I thought I'd escape that stuff having only boys.

Loukia said...

This is why I'm glad I have two boys! ;)

Although, seriously, little girls are adorable, too. Even though they are much more high maintanence than boys!

Magpie said...

What are you talking about? Pink totally goes with red. And purple and orange, all at once.

Pick your battles!

Chantal said...

I have a boy who is like that. not with his hair but his clothing. He is 4. It can be funny, but sometimes it drives me nuts!

Mike said...

As dad to three teenage daughters, I wish you good luck. It only gets crazier from here on out. I have to give them all at least an hour head start to have them ready on time....

May-B said...

You're in so much trouble!

Ree said...

My 17 year old had to be told last week that orange and red really don't go together. ;-) I can only imagine what he'll be like when he moves out.

kimmyk said...

They grow up so fast.
*sniff*

DD said...

I am SOOOO feeling you there and I can't help myself! I even bought her a damn tu-tu when she was barely 3 months old. Help. Me.

(whoa! posts aren't truncted!)

apathy lounge said...

I have no girls, so I'd probably be just as suprised as you are. I hear about little 7-year old girls going for pedicures (and I honestly thing there are some things worth waiting for until you can really appreciate a set of nice looking toenails) I have to confess that I think it's kind of ridiculous. Boys enjoy staying "younger" longer...I think.

motherbumper said...

hold me - I'm there too *weeping*

alison said...

I figured I'd be safe from teenage sarcasm until, well, teenagerhood. No such luck. Six and a half and Ms. Attitude.

Woman in a Window said...

Mine is a combination of nasty-on-the-fly AND girly stuff. I can raise my hand right now and claim that the nasty came from me. I don't know where the girly stuff came from!

No Mother Earth said...

Sometimes I am glad I have two boys. But it would be nice to buy frilly stuff and make french braids. Can I come over sometime?

MsCellania said...

Oh, I have this with my almost 9 yo.
A boy.
It takes him awhile to select his outfit every day and then do his hair.
I can imagine half hour showers are in our future.