How To Embrace Your Child

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I’M. SO. FANCY! 

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When she came busting in the shower today to show me her “fancy” outfit, I truly couldn’t wait to slide the shower door open and see what she had on, but it wasn’t always like that. 

For a time, her + I would argue over her outfits – she loved anything mismatched + dressed up in full regalia – while I loved all things simple & put together.

I would stand there in a tinge of repulse when she would string together her outfit, but I knew that wasn’t serving either of us.

As I started peeling back the onion of WTF was up with ME – I realized I was scared of what other parents would think of my child dressed the way she was + well, what kind of parent lets her kid out of the house like that, geezo!

And of course, deep down, I knew that was so bullshit, so I started accepting Ava’s clothing choices exactly as she is – wild + fancy!

I wanted Ava to be excited for the way she chose to express herself + not be met with a mom that “didn’t approve.”

Of course, life is cyclical and I also remembered, in perfect timing, that I was in fact, the same damn way! I knew suppressing her creativity was soul death. 

So, now, when she dresses herself + walks in the bathroom to show me her outfit (shoes on wrong feet + all) – she is met with cheers & love…

Because THAT is who she is in that moment – FIERCE + FAB and may we all be celebrated for who we are in each moment.

 

Love + Loving Her Fierce and Fabness, 

Keli