PurgedayThursday: The Next Frontier

She’s 21 months and that’s her shoe collection.   And…it’s not my fault.  

She has a thing for shoes and two very doting Grandmas (Or, Memas if you ask Delilah George) and two very doting Aunts, to boot.

But it’s undeniable, DG has a thing for fashion (or at least, clothes) and is ready to dress herself.   So, {after bolting everything in sight to the walls} we are in the process of rearranging her closet to suit her fancy for fancy.

But I’m looking for suggestions on the best route to take.   I’m thinking sheets with go in her top changer drawer, so the four drawers she can reach can have her foldables in them.   We already have the bar in her closet hanging at her level, which I think is how we got ourselves into this mess to begin with “Oooooh…. polkie-dots.   Oooooh, this one… I wear this one.”  I swear, I don’t know where she gets it from.

But now we’re faced with sorting her clothes out to the T.  Can’t have the winter stuff in view in summer, or she’s wearing her rain slicker and ugg boots to the beach.

And also…is this encouraging vanity or something?   Should I not give her a mirror at her level and the opportunity to admire herself?   I just feel like it’s creativity, but then I get worried that it’s all about “being pretty” and then I get all stressed out that I’m sending bad messages and I should be taking lessons from the Tiger Mom.

{I mean, she has a bright red baby grand piano in her room…so I’m halfway there.}

Anyway, here’s her closet:

It was an idea born from necessity – when we decided to put her changing table in the other closet and lost the only closet bar the room had.   But now I want to hang curtains over the crap above, move the humidifier and stuff, add a mirror, and turn it into a tiny fashionistas wonderland.

Like a mini-version of her auntie Maeg’s glamorous office/dressing room.

I dunno, am I crazy?  Creating a monster?
Or do you know where I can find a vintage mini dressing table that I can squeeze in there?

And as always….DID YOU PURGE?

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7 Responses to PurgedayThursday: The Next Frontier

  1. Oh is it one of those toy pianos? I LOVE THOSE!

  2. lol …I think the worried about “being pretty” will come more from everyone who sees her and says HI PRETTY GIRL! more-so than from the mirror. Though I did see her smiling at her refection whilst dancing the other day, lol.

  3. Suzanne says:

    Even the most non-spoiled, non-self centered, only wear second hand and hand-me-down clothes kids I know LOVE picking out their own outfits. They wear tutus at least once a week. They are mismatched in the super-cool way I can’t pull off…and they are 3 and 5. I don’t think you’re going to turn her into a monster by letting her pick out her clothes.

    • Morgan says:

      Oh yeah, everything you see there is a hand me down. But still…she’s loves to spin in her skirts and picks out the pink stuff. ;)

  4. Maggie says:

    I think the mirror and fascination with clothes is absolutely fine! Dressing up is a form of creativity and vanity is a word we use to discourage women from having self-confidence and pride in their appearance. I think the appearance issues with girls come up when they are only praised for their looks. So as long as you are the good mama I know you are and are telling her that not only is she adorable, but also smart and funny and creative, then you are doing everything right!

  5. not_mommy says:

    My daughter LOVES playing in front of the mirror. Sure I want her to know how smart and amazing she is, but I definitely want her to love how she looks as well. I think your closet makeover is a great idea. I should really get one of those temp second hanging bars so mine can reach (and pick out) her own outfits. Love it!

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