This child is a fashionista! Her name happens to be Chanel and lets just say that she has some style. From an early age – 2, Chanel has wanted to dress herself . Often dismissing the perfect and practical outfit that I set out for her, for a much fancier dress or skirt and shirt combination. If it was cold she would add a pair of leg ins to the mix and walk out the door with a bracelet, necklace, sandals, a shoulder bag and sunglasses. Many times the tiara would be placed elegantly upon her head.
This child is all about looking good. She is now 6 and a very fashionable 6 year old at that.
Recently at the school musical, Chanel’s role was to dress as a fish. We looked high and low for the perfect fish costume. I was thinking along the lines of a fish like Nemo or Dory, Chanel was thinking beautiful shirt, tiara, sequined mask and a sparkling toe-lace. I was looking for the ‘fish’ in the costume! I couldn’t find the ‘fish’ in her costume. I had this feeling that Chanel was going to look odd among the other fish in her class on stage, but I made the decision that if it wasn’t concerning her – it wasn’t going to concern me. Its a great theory – and takes some pressure off me. There are much bigger fish to fry in life’s journey (pardon the pun) and I just didn’t want to argue this outfit issue with her. If she and her teacher were happy with this ‘fish’ look – then I was fine with it. She has worn the shirt a number of times and loves it…I find myself smiling when I see her in it as it looks like a shirt and nothing at all fishy about it.