It is the life of a young child, to play and explore and create. It is hard to do these things, in shoes that are uncomfortable...I mean, I get trying to persuade her to wear a cute top or matching hat...but trying to squeeze uncomfortable shoes on a two year old? That sounds like torture to me!
As a kid who was told what to wear until she was almost out of high school....I won't force anything on my kids, outside of safety, weather appropriateness and special ocassions. I love the outfits that kids come up with when they are given the chance to pick their own clothes...I love seeing little styles come out...IMO, little ones who pick their own clothes, feel better....they are expressing themselves and that ROCKS!
I think the mama in the OP, needs to let some of that go....if she;s seriously going to pick uncomfortable shoes as a battle she wants to fight with a two year old...well, if I had to put money on who wins....I'm going with the two year old! She's wasting her time and causing unecessary tension.
But then.....I have seena growing trend....babies and doggies as accesories(sp?). Which is sad...because, you know, they are separate, living creatures.
THanks to all of you mamas who posted about your LOs budding fashion sense....it makes me look forward so much to the outfits that will come out of my LOs closets some day!!