One of these things is not like the other

So, we’re on a small trip to Portland.

We are staying in a hotel, which the girls love, and this morning we all rolled out of bed and decided to get breakfast. We were up for maybe five or ten minutes before heading out the door. Yet when we got to Burger King (which was selling Cinnabon–the ultimate breakfast selling point) I noticed that Viva looked a little bit different than her sisters.

Pajamas on Tessa, nightgown on Anna… and Viva totally dressed with leggings and hair accessories

We’ve discussed her love for fashion before. She is our little fashionista, and continues to be. But this is getting out of control. I didn’t even notice her get ready. She barely had time to. Yet, somehow she not only assembled her own stylistically coherent outfit, she did it in the time it took the rest of us to roll out of bed.

Tiny toddler, cute little girl, and… sassy purse-bedecked 16 year old striking a Paris Hilton pose

I think it’s safe to say I’ve got my work cut out for me as her father. 
We sure do love that Viva. 


  1. Allow it as long as it take no time to get ready! Encourage it even, no one likes waiting around for fashion to happen but if she can make it work like magic, let the good times roll!

    1. Yeah! If she's getting dressed so fast you don't know about it then why worry?

      It's when she is spending hours applying makeup/choosing outfits when she should be doing homework or something.

  2. oh my, Daddy Weed, I see hectic mornings in your future! Been there, done that… fun memories! Each kid is different, my youngest went from full on girl, gotta get all done up in pink/purple, to complete turnaround tomboy by 3rd grade, then back to allllll girl, gotta get ready/do my hair, make up, and get the outfit juuuuuust right, by 8th grade. Good luck 🙂

  3. You have cute girls. Cute pajama girls and cute fully-dressed-including-accessories girl. Actually, I am in awe of her. I'm not that put-together after an hour on most days.

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