For about the last six months, a struggle has ensued...Ellie and I now officially disagree on her clothing. What she thinks is "stylish" is a bit "far-out" in my world, and what I like is "way uncool" in hers...she actually told me a few weeks ago that she had way more style than I do (I'm afraid she might be right!?). Anyway, I had bought this really cute hat pattern a couple months ago because...well, because I loved it and I thought it was way cuter than the faded pink one she currently wears (Do I sew? Nope...but luckily Ellie has a Mimi who likes to sew!). However, finding fabric to make this hat with has proven to be one of the MOST CHALLENGING things ever. I took 2 trips to Craft Warehouse with her to do this and they both ended....ummm, "not so well". I'd find coordinating fabrics that I thought were wonderful...she would say they were "hideous" (apparently one of her new favorite words) and then go and pick out 2 (we needed five) fabrics that (in my world) totally clashed and insist that we could make the hat with just those two. UGH!
So a few weeks ago I was out shopping with my friends Annie and Kaytie...they wanted to take me to this new craft store they found in Hyde Park, called Twigs and Twist...and I found the cutest coordinating fabrics that would be perfect for the hat. My dilemma? I knew that if I loved them, Ellie would dub them "hideous". I was about ready to nix the whole idea, when Annie shared an idea..."just tell her that Kaytie and I picked them out"...and I thought perfect (and I'll add in that I think they're "hideous"). Now yes...this would officially constitute lying to my child and I would normally disagree with this whole-heartedly, but I thought maybe (just maybe) that God (and Pete) would forgive me in this circumstance...and frankly, I was at my wit's end...and I spent $7 on this pattern (when I'm usually so cheap I won't spend more than $1) and by-golly I was gonna USE it! So, I got the fabric, brought it home...told Ellie I thought it was hideous, but Annie and Kaytie picked it out for her...and without any hesitation she says "I LOVE IT MOM--it is so cute!!". (uh yeah...I know it is!) So...maybe, just maybe...I do have still have some STYLE!