When I was a kid, I LOVED Punky Brewster. Soleil Moon Frye was my idol. She was spunky! She had brown pigtails! She wore crazy outfits!
My kids have made up for any lack of clothing spunk I may have displayed.
A couple of years ago, LP went through this kick where she would only wear dresses. And her favorite dress was dark blue with light blue flowers. And she loved to wear it with these crazy purple tights with orange and green stripes. I wish I had a picture.
AK has apparently caught this disease. Today she wore a brown velour dress with pink and light blue polka dots with light blue blue tights with navy and green stripes. I will still try to get a picture.
I try to point out to people that my kids dress themselves. I try to say it casually, like I am not explaining away the obvious, "After waking up AK, I go downstairs while she dressed herself..." but I know people see through my rationalization.
While LP no longer wears dresses very often, she still dresses herself.
Which is why she wore a Yankees cheerleader outfit for her kindergarten
I have decided that I must pick my battles. What the kids where is not a big deal to me. Are they dressed? Is it weather appropriate? Cool. Will this change when they are teenagers and try to leave the house with their coolies sticking out? ABSOLUTELY!