While I don't know yet how my youngest daughter will be in that department, my oldest daughter is the walking epitome. She loves worms and frogs and sand boxes. But she wants to do it all in the prettiest dress or twirliest skirt she can find. I love it!
There are some instances I set some limits, such as acrylic paint while wearing the new Easter dress. I mean, let's let it make it to the holiday before we really break in that dress. Other times, who cares. I mean yes, in theory her little sister could wear her Christmas dress when she turns three but by then little sister will have her own opinions of what she wants to wear, I'm sure. So why not use it to the max? Pick those blackberries, eat spaghetti, wear it on a random Tuesday to go tree climbing.
As I picked out some new summer clothes for my budding explorer I couldn't help but imagine what adventures those twirly skirts and dresses will see. I threw in a few shorts and t-shirts just in case. You never know when the phase will turn and dresses will be out, after all.
I'm grateful to see myself in my daughters. I'm grateful for the duality of fancy in mud. I'm grateful to reflect a little bit on my own clothing choices and see where maybe I could use a little more zazz. I'm not really big into clothing or makeup but I'm grateful to be open and willing to play with that side too. I'm grateful for the ways my oldest daughter reminds me to express who I am to the fullest. And I'm grateful to see what adventures are in store for us int he coming months as my youngest starts to be on the move.
What is your fancy? What is your duality?
May today allow us to be fully ourselves. May we celebrate all the things that make us happy, even when they may see in opposition. Have a beautiful day!