In the past we have purchased clothes for Chloe and are later disappointed that she never wants to wear them. One time my wife pick out a long dress for her with smocking around the collar. She didn't like the dress because it had green in it. Another time we bought her a green corduroy dress with pink accents on it and she would wear it just a few times.
Since then we have let her choose the dresses that she likes, because then we know that she will wear them.
On our lost shopping trip we looked at several dresses before she found one that was acceptable to her. It was an A-line dress with a narrow belt in black with white polka dots and pink trim. She also said that she needed some new shoes to go with her dress but they couldn't have a strap across the for like little girls and old ladies wear. So she finally found a pair of Pink Slippers with an heart across the toe.
Chloe this is much better but what happened to the smile. She said, Poppy have you ever had a day when everything was just not right. I smiled and knew that yes more days than I ever wanted to remember.
Well we finally got the smile and she has achieved what she set out to do and our little grand-daughter is growing up before our eyes.
We are thankful that she still likes to be our little girl sometimes still.