Right, I apologise in advance as this subject has been blogged about all week but as a mother to a seven year old, very feisty, very independent seven year old little girl,I wanted to add my thoughts to the subject.
The ‘Do little girls grow up too quickly?’ debate seems to stem from those now famous pictures of Katie and Peter’s little girl, Princess, wearing false eyelashes and from Suri Cruise being hailed as a mini fashion icon. In my opinion Katie Price has crossed a fine line, not with putting false eyelashes on her daughter but by sharing the pictures on a public domain for anyone and everyone to see.
Miss Frugal loves to dress up, she always has. She used to love to wear her Disney Princess costumes, then she moved on to anything with Hannah Montana or High School Musical on it. Now that she is a grown up seven year old (her words not mine), she likes to experiment with her own clothes. She knows what she likes and what she doesn’t like and will get really upset if I try to make her wear something that she doesn’t like.
We often spend hours looking at EBay for new clothes for her, I set her a budget of a fiver and she chooses what she wants to spend it on! Her latest purchase is a pair of white jeans with pink flowers painted on. They look so cute on her and not what I would have picked out for her at all.
I honestly believe that there’s nothing wrong with indulging her and I refuse to believe that by doing this, I will have any negative impact on her. I think I am giving her the opportunity to discover herself and what she likes and dislikes and the confidence to be herself and that could be one of the greatest gives that I will be able to give her as a parent.