I tried with all my might this morning to get her to change her outfit without really saying it.
Can you sit on the floor in music in that dress?
You have a play-date after school....
Do you need a jacket?
I'm trying really, really, really hard not to comment on Ari's clothes, how tall she is, how crazy her hair is, how she needs more deodorant. Trying really hard to build her confidence in who she is. Tall, long ass legs, hair armpits...you get the drill.
She is always hearing.... wow your so big. Wow your so tall, wow your boobs are big. Wow you tower over everyone. Wow you wear size 11 shoes. WOW. WOW. WOW. I think after awhile when you hear things over and over again about yourself you start to think. I am big. Too big? I am tall. Too tall? HECK NO.
So here is my 5th grader, standing a proud 5'5 in her mullet dress and combat boots.