Initially when my little girl declared with such enthusiasm, “We match!” it seemed a great compliment. She loves to be just like Mommy. But, as I looked at her pink polka dot dress, I felt confused. I was not wearing any pink and definitely no polka dots. Instead, I was sporting an all black don’t-mess-with-me-I’ve-been-chasing-around-two-toddlers-and-barely-have-time-to-pee-let-alone-get-dressed classic Mommy attire.
“How do we match?” I ask her, just in case there was some confusion in her knowledge of colors. I was doing that Mommy thing where you try to make everything a teachable moment.
“I wearing pink, Mommy! See …” She pointed to several pink circles on her dress.
“Yes, you are wearing pink. But, Mommy is wearing all black, Sweet Heart. So how do we match?” I respond.
“Mommy, you have pink too!” She says with the purest sincerity and sheer excitement and lifts up on her tippie toes jumping up with an extended little pointer finger aimed right at the zit on my chin.
“See Mommy, you have a pink pokadot just like me!”
How do you respond to that? Do you have any nonpliments to share? Also, don’t forget to vote for me above right; vote once per day.
Posted by Laura