Elizabeth isn't quite at the age where she'll start school. She'll start next September but it's something that we've talked a lot about recently as most of her friends from her pre-school, Jack and Jill's, are moving on to school now. I've had to explain to her that because they're older than her, they will go to school now and then when she's bigger, she'll go. She's really excited about it.
So when I saw a blog post over on the Mellow Mummy blog about the Debenhams back to school competition, I asked Elizabeth if she'd like to choose her own school uniform (cue 101 questions about school uniform....) and then write about it. She didn't really respond very well to me asking her why she'd chosen all the bits she picked out - like getting blood out of a stone! - but I did manage to get something from her. So here it is, Elizabeth's very own 'perfect' school uniform!
We started with the dress. It had to be a dress. She wouldn't even entertain the idea of wearing something other than a dress. Can you tell she likes dresses? Everyday I get told that she must wear a dress and she gets quite upset when I say it's too cold right now. Until I say she can wear a pink top, but I'm digressing. So we looked at dresses. She chose this really lovely red floral number because "red and pink and white are my favourite colours". I thought it was a little smart for school but at least the girl has taste.
I think this dress was a close second for her. She really likes that it's pink but she did keep choosing the red one above when they were next to each other. I thought the pink dress would win every time.
We then moved on to shoes. Well Elizabeth didn't like any of them because they're all "black and boring". I explained that all school shoes were black so maybe we should look at what else the shoes had on them or in them to decide which ones we wanted. Have you guessed it yet? Elizabeth likes these delightful shoes purely because they're pink inside.
To finish things off, I told Elizabeth that she could wear a new coat. At first she picked a rather lovely navy blue puffy coat with pink hearts all over it, which I thought was quite nice for a three year old. Then she saw this and no other coat even came close! Not only is it pink but it's covered with Peppa Pig. I thought Elizabeth was going to burst when she saw it!
So that's what Elizabeth would wear to school if she could. I asked her if she wanted a cardigan to keep warm but apparently she doesn't need one becasue "my Peppa coat will keep me warm Mummy, don't be silly!" That told me then.