Everyday this week Madeline has insisted that we match outfits.
This started on Monday after I had already had her dressed in a pretty purple floral skirt and white shirt. This was awful. This would not do. This did not match the black shirt and black and white striped skirt that mommy was wearing. I should have known that she wanted to wear a black shirt and black and white striped skirt too.
There were tears and a full outfit change so that she could match and then lots of extra cuddles to make up for the horrible mistake.
She has done this before. Asked to wear a matching skirt or shirt that I am wearing. It’s usually a one day phase and she goes back to her normal routine of asking to wear a dress everyday.
Not this week.
This week, every morning in her sleepy little voice, the first thing she says is, “I want to match.”
So, everyday I have searched our closets finding similar shirts, making sure that she looks even more like my mini-me than ever before.
Since I’m not sure how long this phase of hers will last, I’m thinking we might take advantage of Missouri’s tax-free weekend this weekend and see if we can find some more matching outfits.
I know there will come a day all too soon where dressing like mommy will be the worst idea ever, so I’ll cherish these memories and moments now while I’m still her hero and the person she most looks up to.