There are almost three years between Gal Smiley and Little Miss Sunshine.
Round about when the Little Miss was one year old, I was thinking it would have been nice to have them closer together, only because then I wouldn’t have to store Gal Smiley’s hand-me-downs in bins in her closet for three years until the Little Miss was ready to wear them.
By the time the Little Miss was two, though, the lag time for clothes in bins was only one year. Gal Smiley is very small, and short, and skinny, and has a tiny little head, and as a result can wear very small clothes for a very long time. The Little Miss is still on the small side of the size chart, but at least falls into a normal-ish range, which meant that she was gaining on Gal Smiley, fast.
These past few months, we’ve realized that the Little Miss is going to pass Gal Smiley in size someday — sooner than we think.
Last week, we were out buying a jacket for Gal Smiley and the store was having a buy anything, get something else free sale. She saw a fancy dress she liked and with FameThrowa’s wedding coming up, we told her she could get the dress as her freebie.
A few days ago, I was out with the Little Miss and she saw a fancy dress she really liked. It was on sale, so I bought it for her for FameThrowa’s wedding.
I must say, we never thought that our 5 1/2 year old and our almost-3 year old would wear the same size. Granted, the dresses are from different stores and the Little Miss’ dress is a bit big on her. BUT STILL.
I predict a lot of fighting in years to come. “That’s my sweater! Mom! She took my sweater!” Shudder.