When I was pregnant with the hummingbird, I was so anti-princess and didn’t care for Hello Kitty. I had a few reasons but the main one was whenever I thought of a princess or HK invading our house, I envisioned my unborn daughter one step closer to being a Paris Hilton clone.
I don’t get me either.
I tried to avoid lots of pink and had a pretty neutral baby room.
Things were going good when low and behold, I spotted pink pants covered with a frilly bottom.
That’s when “the change” happened for me.
I was buying pink clothes left and right.
When she was about 2, we let her help with picking out outfits for the day.
No matter how goofy, I love toddler fashion.
For awhile now, the hummingbird has been dressing herself before my eyes are even open in the morning. I think I’ve only made her change her clothes twice.
And that’s because she had shorts on in the winter.
Then she started preschool last year and got on the Dora train…. along with Hello Kitty.
Although Dora still makes me stabby, I caved a few days ago and bought the hummingbird some cheap Dora “it will be a miracle if they last longer than a week” shoes, something I said I would never do.
It also looks like Hello Kitty barfed up a giant merchandise fur ball in our house.
What’s my point? I’m not really sure. I do know that before you have kids, it’s so easy to say “I won’t let my kid act a certain way” or “I’m never letting my daughter have any Dora clothes because then she’ll do that awkward stare at me and I’ll be like What Dora?? What?! What the fuck do you want me to say to you??!”
But once you have kids and they look up at you with their sweet little face and say “Pwease, mommy, pwease.” you’re screwed.
The things I said I would never do when I became a parent are what I end up doing now.
One thing that I will always stand by, no matter what, is that she has to wait until she’s 40 before she starts dating.
Yeah, I know. Good luck with that!