Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Bunny Dress

My daughter Brooke has a particular piece of clothing that she loves: the bunny dress.  It's nothing special to look it, but its significance lies in how often she chooses to wear it.  She's gotten mileage out of this dress.

The only time she doesn't request the bunny dress is when it's in the wash.  She's been known to pull it out of her dirty clothes basket.  It's too short, stained with marker, and showing signs of wear.  She notices none of this.

Some mornings I gently coax her to wear a different outfit, and it rarely works.  Perhaps I'm projecting my desires onto her.  I'm bored with my winter wardrobe.  I long for the lingering chill to formally lift so I can tuck my sweaters into the back of the closet once for all and break out different, lighter, more colorful clothes.

I want change.  Brooke just wants the bunny dress.

There is only a small window in life when you can wear the same outfit four or five times per week and get away with it, so we're letting her capitalize on it.

Long live the bunny dress.


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3 comments:

  1. When I was little, I also had a particular outfit that I just couldn't get enough of...a little blue and flowery jumpsuit thing that my mother told me made me look like Michelle on "Full House"

    I can totally relate with your daughter :)

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  2. Love it! I think you're an awesome mom for picking, wisely, your battles!

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  3. Bravo to you! We let Dudette pick her wardrobe and sometimes I just pray that her preschool teachers understand that warped 4 year-old mind well enough to know that it's her choosing the same thing over and over.

    I love, love, love the bunny dress. I hope you're planning to put it in a box when it's finally retired for good!

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