I've talked about Violet's fashion sense before - her interesting pattern and color combinations along with layers and layers of clothes. Since spring hasn't actually been terribly warm, it hadn't really come up yet - but with yesterday's high expected to be in the low 80s, I told her there was no need to wear a long sleeve shirt under her short sleeve shirt. She was planning to wear leggings under her skort, too - I just let that one go, picking my battles and all.
"But, Mom, I'm going to be cold." No, Violet, it's warm, you'll be fine. She grudgingly left the long sleeve shirt in the drawer and got dressed, then immediately grabbed her arms and started fake shivering and complaining. I pointed out to her that the pajamas she just took off were shorts and a tank top. "Ma-om. That's pajamas. These are CLOTHES." Of course.
After a bit she stopped complaining and went on with her life. Went to school (no crying for the third day in a row, by the way!), came home, played outside, decided that she was hot. I suggested she take off the leggings and just wear the skort. She headed up to her room to take care of this. I didn't think much of it and probably about an hour passed before I noticed something odd sticking out of the waistband of her skort.
She was wearing denim shorts under her skort! To be clear - that's denim shorts, the shorts connected to the skirt, and a skirt! What is this obsession with unnecessary layers! I swear I spend at least half my life doing laundry!