Beware the Pale Pink

It started innocently enough.

“Sweetgirl, I’m not washing clothes until later. Please put your pink shirt on today.”

Who knew that clothing color choices could cause such a ruckus?

Who knew that a six-year-old could have such strong opinions about colors?

Who knew that pale pink was so… so… evil?

Sweetgirl knew!

I will not wear that shirt!”

To which I replied, “It doesn’t fit anymore?”

Silly Mama.

To which she retorted – yes, retorted, “I do not wear light pink!” There may have even been a snooty little sniff at the end of that… retort. I’m not entirely sure, as I began to feel my blood pressure rising at a steady clip.

I just needed the child to get an ever-lovin’ shirt on so that we could get out of the house and get to brother’s play-off soccer game.

Asking this child to wear any color other than hot pink, teal, purple, black, or grey is apparently akin to asking her to cut off her pinky finger! Lest you think I kid, she literally deposited the offending shirt into the trashcan to make her point.

Where does she learn these things??? I don’t throw things in the trash when I don’t want to wear them! I might toss them in a heap in the corner of the closet. But I would never throw a piece of clothing in the trash!

Lord, draw near to me.

I want to lock this child in her room for a sweet forever.

Or, at least until she doesn’t go all crazy-cakes on the wrong color shirt.

Nana, Gammy, Aunties, be warned! Beware, The Pale Pink Anything!

We must work on ways to dial down the drama, around here. I would like, for instance, for this child to develop this sort of passion for making the world a safer place for all children. Or, making sure our local homeless have Thanksgiving meals. Or, making sure her bed is made.

But, to have a full-blown temper-tantrum over the color of shirt she wears?

Oh, but she is a spirited one!




I clearly need some community support. Lay it on me! Whatchu got?

7 thoughts on “Beware the Pale Pink

  1. We have lots of clothing drama in our house too. I keep thinking that I need to teach her to do her own laundry. I get weary of the “I have nothing to wear!” in the mornings. Hang in there.

  2. hahaha I am totally laughing right now!!!! I am so lucky and thankful that I do not have these issues with my girls yet. I am honestly thanking God right NOW for it 😉 Hang in there Mama…God is with you!! Praying for you!!! xoxo

  3. Oh I’m laughing so hard. Sweetgirl sounds like a clone of my little girl — who is now 32 — I learned to let her dress herself. One day in the grocery store a kind old grandma looked down sweetly at her and said, I bet you dressed yourself today, didn’t you?
    It never did get much better–I’ve got stories; although I will say now she has definite lovely clothing taste, she always looks gorgeous; and I was totally glad when I could stop buying her clothes. Relax mom. As long as she has something on, it’s all good. 🙂

    • As long as she has something on, indeed! I’m trying to relax. I am! As a reformed plotter and planner, and recovering control-freak, I’m trying. I’m choosing to gloss over the “it never did get much better” part! 😉

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