Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bofe of Us

She came running up to me, holding her little jean jacket in her hands.

"Mama, let's bofe wear our jean jackets today!!"
She was jumping up and down with excitement.
"Sure, Roo. We can wear our jean jackets."
Then she looked up at me with her big eyes sparkling and said,
"Let's dress exactly the same!"
I have always been suspicious of mothers-daughter outfits.
"Matching outfits! Pa!"
I always assumed it was the mother's idea.

[Oh, my disdain!]

It made me smile to have had it all wrong and backwards.

How could I resist Roo's small request, her love-filled plea?

She wanted to spend the day dressed like me.

I know that it won't be very long before she'll strain and pull away from me, working hard to prove that she and I are nothing alike.

When we left the house, we were both dressed in jeans, white shirts, boots and jean jackets.

I was beaming.

37 comments:

Ghecko SA said...

Treasure the moment. Beieve me - when she turns 13 she won't want you to walk next to her let alone dress the same!!!

MonsteRawr said...

You're right: take it and run. But in the meantime, that's pretty stinking adorable.

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Cute! I alway thought it was the lame-o mom as well.

Patience said...

Great pic! You can feel the joy in her face!

Motherhood Uncensored said...

I know me too. Little did I know that I'd be suckered into doing the same thing.

Ah the things you do for your kids.

Mrs. Schmitty said...

I love kids in jean jackets!! She is getting so big!

Kristin said...

Jean jacket with boots and white tees is adorable and cool... my girl would try to stick my fat ass in a tutu with a matching boa.

somewhereinthesuburbs said...

Jean jacket, white tees, and boots = cute! Matching print outfits = mother-initiated and not-so-cute. :) It's all in the presentation!

Mrs. B. Roth said...

Such a sweet little post. Thanks for sharing this moment. My baby girl is 10 months old ... I love her so much ... Just makes me so happy to have a magical little daughter.

Above Average Joe said...

Very cute. You probably looked more like a big sister, though.

ms. changes pants while driving said...

that is so cute. she's gorgeous :D

we_be_toys said...

Oh to have a female mini-me! I'm quite jealous. If one of mine (boys - 'nuff said) wanted to dress like me it might mean something else entirely!

Magpie said...

She's adorable.

My child likes to dress like me sometimes too - jeans and a black shirt.

Baby B said...

So sweet!

liliannattel said...

Sweet.

Penny said...

OMGoodness, she looks Just Like You, too! Beautiful!

Scientific Lutheran said...

I'll add it to the list.

She is so pretty, and looks just like her mommy. Does she look like her dad at ALL?

WhisperingWriter said...

How precious!

I wonder if my daughter will ask to dress like me when she's older.

At the moment, she does like marching off with my purse.

mythoughtsonthat said...

Oh! She looks so much like you!

Queen Karana said...

I haven't posted on your blog for a long time. But I still read it.

This post was particularly good. Thanks for sharing.

Leendaluu said...

Evidently so is she [beaming]. Just wait, if you are lucky you can steal her clothes and shoes when she's a teenager....G. HATES that in our house...muahahahah.

Jessica said...

Beautiful! Loved this.

Denise Thomas said...

That's so cute! Once I was in Miami and saw a family of four in matching Lily Pulitzer outfits. It was obviously for a photo, but what a TOTALLY GAY photo! Not gay in a homophobe way, just gay in a queer way. Not queer in a gay way, just... oh you know what I mean.

Kevin Charnas said...

And the best accessories around...

EACHOTHER!

Kim said...

How cute!

I used to let my sister (10 yrs my junior) dress like me for the same reason. How can you resist?

Holly said...

Awww... that's so sweet!

Wendy said...

I totally relate to this with my daughter!

carrie said...

This happened to me when Katie was about 3. We left the house both wearing chino capri's and turquoise t-shirts, and I felt the same way.

Rock on.

Christine said...

I love this post! How sweet. My baby just turned 11 and those days have come to a close for us. I know it's cliche, but it's cliche 'cause it's true. It goes so fast.

Nichole said...

That's so sweet!

Anissa Mayhew said...

Wow, I've never met you and only seen you in pictures and can see that she looks JUST like you. I'll bet you two were beautiful together in your happy glowy moments.

Stacey said...

Could she be any cuter? I think not.

blue milk said...

So very sweet.. I promise not to judge matching mothers and daughters now, for you two.

Twisted Cinderella said...

That is so incredibly sweet and adorable!

SUEB0B said...

So cute.

And hey, she has your face, too!

the new girl said...

Look at that FACE!

Pretty soon, she won't want to wear clothes LIKE yours, she'll uh, just want to WEAR YOURS.

Hopefully, she'll be a different shoe size.

movin' down the road said...

where's YOUR picture on this post? I want to see "American Girl Doll look alikes"! I wore pigtails like my kids one day because they asked me to. It was a once in a lifetime thing.