M is at that stage where she wants control of her environment. This is especially present when it comes to clothing, shoes, and accessories. She insists on picking her own pants, shirt, socks, underwear, shoes, and headband/hair ties out each morning. Some days are better than others, but often times there is just no convincing her that striped red/blue/green socks just do not go with pastel pink polka dots, or really anything else for that matter. She went through a "pink pants" phase a few weeks back, which involved wearing every pair of patterned pink leggings we had in the drawer, no matter how hideous, and no matter if it matched anything else she wore. I have since stored away many of the most problematic of those pants. We have had many moments lately where I have given another passing parent that look that says "oh yes, she dressed herself this morning!" I can only imagine what the teachers say at school!
C has a little better sense of style (no thanks to his mother who likes to wear white socks with sandals. ;) ). He pulls of a sweater-vest like no one else I have ever seen.