Our youngest, Siobhan, is a definite character. She knows what she likes, and she will tell you. She doesn’t let her older siblings boss her around, and she can hold her own if one of them tries to get her to do something she doesn’t want to.
Unfortunately, that same attitude prevails at the dinner table, but we’re working on that. While the picky eating concerns me a little, I do love that she knows who she is.
Sometimes her unique personality shines through even to strangers on the street, not solely because she waves and says hello to most passers-by either. You see, Siobhan also enjoys choosing what she wears.
Yesterday, as we strolled through the farmers’ Market people remarked about Siobhan’s outfit. She confidently walked along wearing a tank top, jean capris and her lady bug rubber boots. There wasn’t a rain cloud insight, but she had insisted on wearing them, and I didn’t see any harm in it. She brought smiles to many faces in the market.
She was also a hit when we went to the horse races recently. While the horse-racing crowd seems used to seeing over-the-top hats, it seems a two year old in a tutu will turn heads.
I believe that fashion is just another outlet for us to express ourselves and show people who we are. I take great delight in allowing my children to express themselves, whether it’s through painting, dancing, writing or lady bug rubber boots.