EDIT #2: I’m better now. After shutting myself in the bathroom and crying on the floor in the dark for a few minutes. 🙂 Livi liked almost NONE of the shorts/capris. At first I was just mad at her. (and I said some things that weren’t very nice) Then I realized her pickiness is only half the problem. A lot of them just didn’t fit her body right. I apologized. I feel sad. But we’ll get through this. She liked the longish soccer shorts. 🙂 And as usual, Ava liked most of her rejects. Sigh.
EDIT: I hit the jackpot at the thrift store! (I’ll have her model some of the clothes for some pics soon.) Thank you, Lord! And thank you guys for praying! Have a grantastical weekend!
We just got home a little bit ago (more on that in a sec), and I was putting the girls to bed…
Livi: _________ (girl on bus) told me that if I keep wearing the same pants she’s not going to be my friend.
Me: (stunned, not sure how to respond)
Livi: (trying not to cry)
Me: Oh, honey. I’m so sorry she said that to you. That wasn’t nice of her at all!
Ava: Well, I’m gonna tell ________ that I’m not going to be her friend!
Me: Ava, we have to be nice. We can’t be mean back.
Ava: (with a huff) Well, if she’s not gonna love Livi, then I’m not gonna like her!
Me: (trying not to cry)
Poor Livi has 2 problems when it comes to her wardrobe. 1.) she’s tall and skinny, so nothing fits her right. And 2.) she super-picky, so even if it fits her, she finds something “wrong” with it.
Soooo…Ava has a ton of clothes, because she wears all the ones Livi rejects. Poor Livi has one pair of jeans, one pair of khaki corduroys, one pair of khaki capris. She wore the corduroy pants Mon. and Tues. of this week and told me Tuesday that the girl said, “Why do you wear the same pants two days in a row?” Gabe told her he wears the same pair of jeans over and over (until he spills something on them), and that that was perfectly fine to do.
I forgot about it until tonight. I know she was over-tired by the time we got home and they got in bed, but the poor thing was so distraught and crying. I don’t get this, because the girl who told her this is a 4th grader and so, so sweet. She’s been a friend to Livi all year. Why in the world would she make fun of her for wearing the same pants two days in a row?
I’m going to the thrift store tomorrow afternoon and praying God blesses me with four pairs of beautiful capris that fit Livi perfectly. (and a pair of long soccer shorts!) I’d take her out of school and make an appointment with a personal shopper at Macy’s, but tax month isn’t the best time for us to spend hundreds of dollars on our 7-year-old’s wardrobe. Especially a 7-year-old who grows three inches a month.
I feel like saying things to the girl-on-the-bus, but I think I’ll just let Ava handle her.
Guess where we went tonight! To Josh and Liz’s! You know, my long-lost friend, Liz? We had a wonderful, wonderful time. We ate outside, and the kids played so well together. (they have a 3-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl) They got absolutely filthy. We played frisbee, flew a kite, they found ants, we had a scrummy meal. We have a lot in common, and it was just a really great time.
Congrats to Jenn, the winner of Hope Lives! I need your new address, Jenn! And Krista and Jamie, I love you to pieces, but you’re both going to have to get over this sore loser bit. Let’s be big about this, girls. We can’t all win all the time. And we really should be happy for others in their victories. I think you need to go congratulate our winner. Just click on the little linky above.
Have a Fantankerous Friday!! (it can mean whatever you want it to mean, as long as it’s something happy)