Before I had a baby girl there was a list of things I said I would never do. I would never allow her to wear a bikini swim suit as a little girl. I would never pierce her ears until she was old enough to take care of them by herself. I would not dress her in anything blue until she was old enough to ask to wear it (I have nothing against blue except for it's overuse in my household). And, I would not put any bows or ribbons in her hair until she actually had the hair to hold them in. I don't have anything against the bows on a baby girl's head, it is just that I like the little baldies and I wouldn't want to tape anything to such a pretty little head.
Then, when I found out I was pregnant with a little girl, Kelley at Personal Pensieve sent me a bunch of headbands and clip on bows that she had made. They were so pretty. All different colors so we could mix and match the colors to coordinate with her outfits. I set them aside in a drawer for Grace to use, though I still wasn't sure how much use they would get.
The other day I pulled them out of Grace's drawer for the first time and OH. MY. WORD. Look what I've been missing out on!
I guess those headbands and ribbons will get a lot of use after all (thanks again, Kelley!).
But, I'm STILL not gonna let her wear a bikini or pierce her ears. So there!