We found a cute toddler boys’ Quicksilver T-shirt at our local Ross. It was on sale. It was cheap. So of course, we thought since it was green we could pair it with a “girlie” skirt and the Princess would wear it.
Isn’t it amazing how children learn at a young age what is “boys” and what is “girls”? I pulled that green shirt out today for her to wear. I did not tell her that it was a boy’s shirt. Right away she started making a funny face.
The Princess: “That not my size.”
Mommy: “Yes it is a size 3T and it is your size.”
The Princess: “That not girl shirt. I a big girl. That not girl shirt.” She holds up two fingers to show that she is indeed a big girl.
Mommy: “I know you are a big girl. You don’t like this shirt? Is it a boys or girls shirt?”
The Princess: “That a boy shirt. Not my size. No like that shirt. Off!” She proceeds to take it off.
Realizing that no, she would not wear it, I told her we’d have to give it to her cousin, Baby Ben. Which of course made her happy and she repeatedly held the shirt up saying, “Baby Ben”. No more boyish shirts for my Princess. She choose her own shirt today. What color did she choose? Pink, of course.