Defying all conventional wisdom, I dressed my little girl in a black ensemble, mainly because she likes how she looks in that cute black puffy skirt. Then we went to a nearby mall on a quick errand. Here’s how a few people reacted:
STRANGER 1: Oh, a kid in black. She’s too young for black!
STRANGER 2 (totally not related to Stranger 1): *looks surprised* *looks away*
MY MUM: She’s not wearing that, isn’t she..??
Gabby, my little girl, smiles at her grandmother, then at me. She ignores the strangers’ looks and reactions.
One thing I learned from my daughter is to carry on with her choices as long as these aren’t hurting anyone. We do care about what other people think, but at the end of the day, will a splash of black on an outfit hurt one’s chances at happiness?
GABBY: I want that. Black skirt!!! *rolls eyes*
She’ll be turning four in a few weeks.