Sometimes A Girl Just Needs Some Frills

I was a tomboy as a kid. Really. I hated dresses. I caught geckos. My favorite toy was a dump-truck, and I was never afraid of a little mud.

Then puberty hit, and I did a 180. I caught a reputation for being quite the “priss” by the time I graduated high school.

This gal? This little production of mine, she’s quite the fearless combo of rough and prissy already. She’s tough enough to take on her  big brother, but she loves her some fluffy skirts (please see exhibit a over on my photo Tumblr blog) and pretty shoes. And hair. She LOVES hair. She twirls the one little curl at the back of her head as she drifts off to sleep.

She was ready to take on the front yard, with all it’s wet grass and dirt and dandelions, in nothing but a petti romper today. I have to clean it now because it has mud on the butt, and she came in with scraped up knees from biting it on the pavement, but you’d never know it by how soft and sweet she looks in these pictures.

But then, the always present fearless side of her is hard to ignore…

TheHairBowCompany.com sent her that romper, some accessories and that ruffly skirt that she’s wearing in my Tumblr post and this one. I must admit, I made loud noises of joy when I opened the box because I knew how much she would love them. What I wasn’t expecting, though, was how much Kendall, my nearly 4 year old son, would love them, too.

I opened the box and laid out all the items on the kitchen counter while both the kids napped a couple days ago. About half an hour later, I heard Kendall come up behind me in the office. As I turned to ask how his nap was, I heard, “Mommy! Is dis my pwincess stuff?!” and I saw this:

“Look! I’m Pwincess Pwesto!” he shouted as he dotted the air with the wand. He dressed himself entirely, incorporating every piece they sent into his ensemble. Yes, that is the petti romper he’s using as bloomers. Yes, his head is sticking out through an armhole of a tank top. Yes, it took brute strength to get that off of him.

I wasn’t going to show you all this, wasn’t going to put it out on the internet for all to see for all of eternity.  But then, he shouted at me, “MOMMY, I HATE YOU,” for the first time this morning, so I don’t feel so bad now… And what little boy HASN’T wanted to be a pwincess at some point anyway?

Seriously, though, if you’re looking for fun, dress-up kind of stuff like this, I know it can be CRAZY expensive most places. TheHairBowCompany.com sells it all at wholesale prices, like, insanely cheap. AND you can get an extra 10% off your oder with the code “babyrabies.” It’s valid between now and 4/31/12 and can be used up to 2 times per customer.

  • Leslie - She is too precious and I was laughing out loud (for real) at the picture of K. He is going to *love* that picture when he’s a teenager.ReplyCancel

  • Leah - A while back my mom snagged a bunch of dress up clothes from a yard sale and it was mostly Disney princess outfits and accessories, nevermind that I only had the boy at the time. He floves those clothes. Not only have I posted pictures of him dressed up like that, I’ve put up videos of him dancing to Lady Gaga. He is going to put me in a home the first chance he gets.ReplyCancel

  • molly - Beautiful photos. I love that ruffled romper! And that is good ammo someday for Kendall ;) ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - Fast forward 20 years as he KILLS you in your sleep for posting this picture! LOL
    BTW – I adore that outfit Leyna has on!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - My son and daughter fight over the tutu. Many adorable pictures have resulted.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - OH. EM. GEE. <3

    That is all.ReplyCancel

  • Misty @ The Family Math - Too. freakin’. cute. Both of ‘em.ReplyCancel

  • Good Girl Gone Green - We were 3 girl and a boy. We use to dress my younger brother up in girl stuff and called him Penelope! True story!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha B - I love the photos of both your kids, they are beautiful…i think it is very important for boys to play dress up or to play with so-called “girls” stuff…it makes them more sensitive this way (a least in my opinion) My son has a few dolls and when we went out to buy him one i got a lecture at the store from the cashier on how i was hurting his development, lol…:)ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - Sweetest pictures ever of Leyna! That ankle chub!! My goodness!!

    And that photo of Kendall is priceless! You know that will be in the yearbook his senior year of high school…and maybe college…and at his wedding…ReplyCancel

  • Kami - BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Okay. That. Was. Awesome.

    Your boy is going to LOVE that photo when he’s a teenager.

    And your little girl?! OHMAGOD! I want a sweet girl to dress in petty rompers!!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - I have a picture of my brother, bow in his hair, in my Minnie Mouse dress staring back at me on my desk right now.

    They say blackmail? I say treasured memory.ReplyCancel

  • Tena - That is awesome. I am so glad my son isn’t the only boy to want to dress up like that, though his preference is Tinker Bell. FWIW, we used to dress my younger brother up like a girl and call him Lizzie. He came out alright, and I think his girlfriend has even seen the pictures. Maybe. Hmmm, I should find out..ReplyCancel

  • Kylee - Awesome pic of Kendall!!And Leyna is too cute!!ReplyCancel

  • BethT - This is toooooooo adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Summers - Now that picture of Kendall is one for his future wedding for sure!ReplyCancel

  • MomEinstein - I love your pictures of Leyna in that romper. The ruffles! The chub! The hairbow! But Kendall takes the cake and then some. OMG. I guffawed. That. is. awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Becca Lynn - THIS!! YESS!! FINALLY!!

    *cough*cough* /caps *cough*

    I have been looking for a decent place to get cheapish hair/girly accessories for Layli! And Hallelujah! Here it is.

    Thanks, oh so much!

    And yes, Leyna is gorgeous in those pics. And Kendall is a pretty, pretty princess too!! ;-) ReplyCancel

  • Meghan - OMG!! I’ve been searching for inexpensive petti-skirts for my girls! My twins already each have one but I couldn’t find one that I could afford for my oldest, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for sharing that site! I just ordered one for my oldest! She’s gonna be THRILLED!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mae - You stfd with ALL OF THAT INSANE ADORABILITY. Right now. STOP IT I SAY.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine - That’s one for the wedding montage some day – ha! And your little girl is just TOO adorable in the romper!!ReplyCancel

  • BRANDI ELAM - Leyna is adorable. Those thighs? How do you stand that cuteness?

    And the part about Kendall? Awesome. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Janalyn - Thanks for sharing such an AWESOME site!! These are the best prices I’ve ever seen for headbands and tutus. And exactly when did that baby of yours turn into a full fledged child?!? She looks so big walking around in these pics! Now off to spend way too much money on girly accessories…ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - I LOVE that picture of Kendall. Especially since I know how very, very “BOY” he is. Kids are awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Grandpa - OMG! Kendall is soooo gonna kill you when he gets older! I may have to help him give you a “pink belly”.ReplyCancel

  • geekbabe - This is just deliciousness .. your children are so freaking CUTE! LOL, these pics deserved & got a retweet, a like & pinned!

    Rolls, ruffles and a little boy princess.. you made my day!ReplyCancel

  • Janalyn - Hope you don’t mind but I blogged the great deal after snagging over 30 pieces for under $30 and had to share with my readers! All 6 of them. http://naturalbutnormal.com/2012/03/14/around-the-internet/ReplyCancel

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