Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Colour Strike

This week and last week at Maya's school, the children have been asked to go in wearing a different colour each day to help them get a handle on the colours. Now theoretically, this is a great idea, if your child agrees to it. Which Maya doesn't. It all started off quite well with Maya decked out in green on one day, dark blue on another....but then on about day 4 Maya went on strike. No explanation. She just simply will not 'play ball' and she is soooo stubborn. (I have no idea where she gets it from). We're not going to force the child into clothes she doesn't want to wear, but it's funny seeing all the other kids in yellow or orange or light blue and Maya...well, Maya simply not subscribing.

Yesterday was orange day and, like every day now, she's having none of it. Arguably her hair colour would have sufficed anyway, but by the end of the morning, I'd convinced her to don an orange hair scarf. Sulkily, she relented, but by the time Andy had reached the school with her and she'd seen all the other little tangerine flavoured kids, she'd pulled it defiantly off. Will she be a contrary child, I wonder? Or is this more to do with the fact she's obsessed with pink?

Maya, Maya quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockle shells
and pretty pink crayons / felt-tips / t-shirts / pants / hair clips / ice-cream all in a row.


  1. Becks, She's soooooo beautiful. xxxxxxxxx love to all of you xxx Bex

  2. Stick to your guns, Maya! There are enough fashion conformists in the world.

    She's adorable.