Thursday, June 7, 2012

Important fashion questions, brought to you by Sadie

You might have read recently in the news that Anchorage, Alaska was voted the worst dressed city in the nation.  Well--I can't say about that one way or another because living in rural Alaska has blinded me to all but the most heinous of fashion crimes.  
That is why I don't bat an eye when my kid elects to wear an outfit like this. 
Let's break it down.
Does it matter that the sunhat is too small? 

Is my kid totally sporting a shiner that matches her purple shirt?
unfortunately, yes.

Are big girl undies acceptable as both casual and formalwear?
heck to the yes, as long as it means someone goes pee in the potty!

Does it take me fifteen minutes to get both shoes and socks on her feet so we can go into the yard and feed the chickens?
sure does.
In fact, running away from mom while she tries to get Sadie ready to go anywhere has become a really popular sport around here lately.  My solution?  I just sit down on the couch with whatever it is that Sadie wont put on, and say, "come here Cash... come put on this yellow jacket/ pair of socks, shoes...etc" and Sadie immediately comes and informs me that it is "Sasie's" not Cash's and puts it on.  
Do I realize that this trick is going to last for a limited time only?
of course.

But I'm 7 months pregnant.  I'm tired. Its hard to put my own {unfashionable} shoes on...let alone shoe a wiggly toddler. 
I'm hoping that by the time Sadie figures it out I'll be back on my A game. 
But A game or no--I certainly don't plan to censor this little one's budding sense of style. 
Heck.  When it's sunny and 70 in Nome, it kind of seems like undies, a polartec shirt and an old sun hat are perfectly reasonable attire.


  1. Grandma CarolineJune 9, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Cute little hat still keeps the sun off that cute little face. (She'll LOVE??? this pic when she's older!) Speaking of that face, how'd she find that purple rouge? - Inquiring minds want to know.

  2. The black-eye is what's left of a potty training accident. Sadie and Loren were running to the bathroom, and Sadie was looking at Loren (who may or may not have been hamming things up like he does) and didn't see the door frame that jumped out of nowhere:( Poor girl--but looking where you're going while running anywhere is generally good practice, and sometimes it takes a few lessons from the school of hard knocks to get that one down. I should know...I'm still working on this skill.