I know! I know! A dress at the playground isn’t exactly what one thinks of when you hear toddler style at the playground. Sneakers yes. Dresses, not so much but stay with me…
So a few things are happening around here in this thing called life with a 3-year-old. The whole need for independence, desire to call the shots (however loud they might be) and moving at their own pace. Yeah, I’m writing it pretty but most days it’s anything but so about our trips to the playground.
Let’s start with the style she’s enjoying (insisting on) right now: Dresses! Shoes! And purses. While I love it because in my heart, dresses or skirts should be worn daily and flats are my new jam, I also know, it’s not always great for the park. So we compromise. By compromise I mean, sometimes I make the final call without giving any options. Today she did it on her own… Almost!
She picked a dress with sleeves (I coaxed the long sleeve part after doing the it’s cold out gestures). And then without any discussion, she grabbed her shorties. What’s the correct name for these things? We use to call them biker shorts. You know they go under your dress or skirt because little ladies and grown women alike should exercise a little modesty (PSA, sort of).
Cute, but safe and independence granting kicks. My girly, girl is here for these Keen Kids kicks and that’s a MiRaClE. She’s a shoe girl to her heart and she earned it fair and square but these win for the playground and sometimes for school. She even tried to wear them to church. LOL! What she loves: the polka dots, the sound of the Velcro and of course the I can run as fast as I want and climb all the things factor!
What do I love about them? They are cute, safe (I’m working on my helicopter mom ways y’all) and cause me less stress than the whole “I don’t like laces mom” antics that happen when she rocks the high tops or low tops I adore.
While not shown, Zoe refuses to be out in public without her purse, shades and lipstick formally known as Chapstick! Ha.
There you have it. A toddler style at the playground look we both adore. What’s your kid rocking on the playground these days? How do you deal with the battle?
*Thank you Keen Footwear for providing us with shoes to review. As always, all opinions are my own.”