Wednesday, November 20, 2013

[Girl Moms] On Wednesdays We Wear Pink... just not bows




Hi! I'm Kayleigh from Life of Ry's blog. I have a 16 month old daughter named Rylee Grace. When I found out that I was having a girl, I was thrilled. I had a bow holder made and completely filled it with bows. I decked out her wardrobe in all pink and dresses. When Rylee was 2 months old, we were about to venture out to our first dinner outing. I dressed her in the cutest little dress and headband. She screamed bloody murder for about 10 minutes. We couldn't figure out what was wrong. So I decided to undress her. Maybe she had a poopie diaper? And sure enough she stopped crying but had a clean diaper. I redressed her and the screaming started again. OK? So my daughter officially hates dresses and bows. I would frequently try to put her in dresses and bows and every time she would have the same reaction. To this day, she REFUSES to wear bows but is slowly letting me put dresses on her. But not if its too frilly. I eventually realized you know what, my daughter has her own style and that makes her unique. I'm not going to force her to wear anything she doesn't feel comfortable in. I've seen a lot of moms asking fellow moms "how do you keep bows on your daughter?" My response for them would to be just stop trying. As cute as it is, your daughter will look just as cute with out anything on her head :)


Other things make her girly. She loves products. Specifically EOS gloss (which she eats) and my huge round barrell brush (which is the size of her head). She LOVES to dance and play in her kitchen. So I'm not to worried about her potential tom boy ways. But even if she is a tom boy, so what. I've come to realize you know what, my daughter has her own style and that makes her unique. I'm not going to force her to wear anything she doesn't feel comfortable in. I've seen a lot of moms asking fellow moms "how do you keep bows on your daughter?" My response for them would to be just stop trying. As cute as it is, your daughter will look just as cute with out anything on her head :)


 And to be completely honest, with everything I've been through, what my daughter wears is the last of my concern. She's healthy, happy, and is loved and that's all that matters to me. 


Thank you so much to Erinn for having me!

4 comments:

  1. I fully have a girl who's loves headbands... And your right- she just kinda love them! But she also insists we blow dry her hair every night. I think lex is just hair obsessed!

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  2. Short and Sweet BlogNovember 20, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Oh man. Wait till she's a little older. My daughter is almost 3 and it's like she is VERY insistent on what she wants to wear every day. Some of her choices are um...interesting to say the least.

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  3. I couldn't wait to put giant ridiculous bows that match every outfit on my daughter, alas, she HATES anything on her head...even hats! Luckily she is just as gorgeous without accessories. Now lets just hope if I ever have a boy he will wear bow ties, that's a non-negotiable!

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  4. What a total sweetheart! It's so funny how our little ones are born with personality!!!

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