I blinked and she turned from a pink princess to a big girl who prefers blue – nearly a ‘tween. How can that be?
Time is going by just entirely too fast.
I remember those days, wishing my kids were old enough to fill-in-the-blank, or glad to see an end to whichever horrible stage they were in. And my daughter was NEVER a pink princess. No matter how much I wanted to fuss her up, she wanted no part of it. She was a tomboy from the get go!
Now with the grandkids, I just want time to stand still. I have a greater appreciation for each stage, and waaaaay more patience. I just want to savor every part of their childhood. And I am VERY glad I got a pink princess!
It seems like such a short time ago she wanted to wear nothing but pink dresses and frilly headbands…
…and loved the fancy dresses Gaga made for her.
It’s been months (many of them!) since she has been willing to wear a dress without a whole lot of coercion, she no longer loves princesses, and she laid it on me just a day or so ago that pink is no longer her favorite color. Although she did say that if I had already gotten her Christmas gifts that are pink, she’s okay with that – it is still her SECOND favorite color.
I know I can’t stop time from going by. No matter how much I want her to stay little, it’s not going to happen. So, I’m just going to have to develop a love for things that are blue, and not frilly, and not based on characters. I can do this. Gagas have to be able to adapt to change!
Besides, I still have a lavender princess…
…and hopefully she will still like frilly things for awhile longer.
Oh, and there is one more on the way! Surely she will be a girly girl, too! Hmmmmm. Wonder what her favorite color will be?