A chip off the Old block

My mom was sitting in my living room the other day & out of nowhere stated the obvious..."You haven't blogged in awhile"....don't worry mom, my time lately has been well spent trying to convnice a 3 year old to wear a dress to school. When I was younger I honestly thought that I would probably become a writer someday. You know, something along the lines of a Carrie Bradshaw in NYC but, before I knew it I was on a plane to Hawaii, got stary eyed over a boy, had some beautiful babes, &started sewing dresses.  Little did I know my  friends & family would line up to read my blog....well, here's to you Mom..the moment you have been waiting for since I was 4 years old...my payback has finally come!

Chapter 45: The ugly side of custom boutique

 It's been a mysterious wonder to me how I ever ended up having my world completely revolve around dresses, children's clothing, &coordinating fabrics.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE what I do & wouldn't want it any other way. But, here is something that may just make you go..hmmm....

It seems that some girls want to wear dresses every single day when they are little & some girls are on the polar opposite end of the spectrum. Chalk me & Lily up on the anti dress list.

Age 4-13: I wanted absolutely NOTHING to do with a dress....and no one in the world was going to convince me to wear one.  I remember many, many temper tantrums in my parents bathroom when I was very young as we were trying to get ready for important events. By junior high I just made the executive decision to completely avoid all formal events where a dress was required.  I'm not really sure what the turning point was..possibly when I made the cheerleading squad, I'm pretty sure they didn't allow non skirt wearers on the team so, the spell was broken. Hallelujah!

Age:14-?: I could not match....anything...ever. My sister would get very irritated at me every morning coming into her room.."does this match?, does this match?"...I will use my non matching ways to my complete advantage & maybe that is my little secret behind MOMI that I shouldn't have leaked out :)....

It is quite amazing to me that I basically sit around everyday matching fabrics & sewing dresses. 

Now in a perfect world my daughter would be nothing like me, she would LOVE dresses, she would be the little MOMI girl walking through the preschool door everyday in her new MOMI dress...sigh.  You would think from the pics that that was the gist of the story here because she usually pulls it off so well...errr, wrong, think again!

Not my little apple that fell 1 centimeter from the tree, she wants NOTHING to do with a dress....these are the disturbing words that I hear coming from her little 3 year old mouth..."I do not want to wear a Beeeaauutiful dress, I want to wear ugly clothes"..."I want to wear boy tshirts, I'm a rockstar"..."I don't want my pink cool shoes, I want to wear my tennis shoes"..."I want to wear the boy shirts from uncle j"....someone please save my soul!   On the bright side, she sure does provide for some great inspiration for me to have to keep thinking outside the box. Now if I can at least get her in a tshirt & ruffle pants on her first day of preschool tomorrow....I will feel truly accompolished.
I guess I know who may take on the role of designing MOMI's boy line...you may just have to wait about 22 years :)



Hallie Marie said...

i love cashy in dresses but i sooo love her in cute t shirts and ruffle pants too! she has no say yet so i am still winning, but my husbands wallet is loosing!

teach03 said...

I hear you! Anything that appears to be a dress gets a "That's too big Mommy." and she refuses to put it on. you can imagine the sadness that follows. I was so excited when she recently put on your Jessi's girl top (notice I said top-it was tunic style) and her face lit up and she twirled around the house. VICTORY POINT for me.

We all love what you do- keep it up!

Boy line in 22 years- hmmm- guess I can wait and dress a grandkid in Little Boy Blue, Momi.