ellie has been quite persnickety about her hair and clothes and shoes lately. battles over what she thinks looks good and what mommy thinks looks good have been occurring more and more. it is challenging my controlling self quite a bit, and, to be honest, i have been allowing myself the last word most of the time so far. lucky for me, she gets over it quick.
just now, she came to me in an outfit she pulled out of her closet on her own. i ooh'd and ahh'd over it, and she was so proud. she really didn't do half bad. i should probably give in to her more often. she is, afterall, nearly FOUR years old.
when i said, "oh, ellie! what a good job! how did you learn how to put together such cute outfits?!" she said, "well. that's just how Jesus made me!"
so big. and so right.