Finer Things Friday: Good Enough

My quizzical, trying-not-to-laugh look prompted an insistent “But Mom.  They do match.  See?  This one’s pink and this one has a pink bow!”

Impatient baby in one arm, a clock screaming “you’re late – again” and yes. It was.

Good enough.

I don’t even remember where we went that afternoon, but I do remember thinking that someday my three-year-old walking fashion statement would be more aware of what others think.  More aware of what is and is not appropriate public attire.  More aware of what truly matches.

And that kind of makes me sad.

So for now, I’m going to enjoy her unique perspective and just (quite literally) go with it.

My girl’s rather vibrant fashion sense?  It’s a Finer Thing!

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  1. I love the personality that comes out when little girls create their own fashion statements!

  2. this is my first time post in the finer things friday…I’m not sure if it fits…but it is news I want to share 🙂 and that I find fine 🙂

  3. The clock’s always screaming you’re late to me too these days!!

    Maybe she can’t match but she can coordinate-pink bows do go with pink socks!! 🙂

  4. Good enough for me, too! At least her shoes were probably on the right feet! I’m embarrassed to say I’ve picked up my daughter from school more than once to find her shoes on the wrong feet and I ask her if she took them off at school and she says, “No, this is how they’ve been all day.”

  5. That is such a cute story!

  6. Absolutely adorable!!! Yes, they DO match… one with a bow, and the other is pink!

    Thanks for hosting! e-Mom @ Susannah’s {Kitchen}

  7. Good enough, indeed. I’m so glad you went with it.

    Bless her heart!

  8. My sister and I never matched our socks growing up, still don’t!

  9. When I was around 10 I would mismatch my socks AND my shoes…of course one of each would match the other. So one white sock, one black. One white Keds sneaker, one black. Oh yes, I was very cool and setting my own fashion trends 🙂

  10. laugh Amy, but my oldest (13) buys her sock mis matching, LOVES it….but whats really bad is when she wears them in her ball games (we’re talking neon colors) um ther colors are blue & red!

    • Um, I’m hearing that a lot in these comments! Good news for me… I don’t have to worry about matching socks in the laundry ever again! 🙂

  11. My boys *always* wear mismatched socks. I hate matching socks, so I don’t and I just grab a pair each and throw them on their feet.

    I love that she *knew* they matched because of the pink bow. So sweet!

  12. Catherine says:

    Your daughter is just hip! My brother is a senior in high school and he wears 2 different socks (you know, those cool ones with silly patterns on them like dogs or bunnies or playing cards!). Wow.

  13. Haha! Cute!

  14. Erica Salazar says:

    Thanks for this post….my 5 yo daughter has a super bizarre fashion sense….think Punky Brewster. I need to quit trying to conform her to my style. 🙂

  15. My daughter mismatches her socks regularly. She’s 15 yrs old. But she has a unique fashion sense and isn’t embarrassed. Remember how adorable Punky Brewster was in her mismatching socks? Maybe your daughter and mine are onto something? Maybe they understand being unique and happy with who they are in that. 😉

  16. Good enough is a good philosophy if you ask me. 🙂


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