Dear little princess,
How often does mommy get caught up in the particulars?
Things HAVE to be this way or that.
You taught me a lesson today with your awesome fashion sense and smile.
My overworked mother-instict raised her hand to stop the 2 year old. But I paused and just smiled. It may not be by the book, or proper, or even sensible...but in her own way it was working just dandy. She was proud of the pretty socks and that she had put them on herself. Making her change might have hurt her feelings for no reason.
I have to give orders constantly.....yes, constantly, to make our large household of little ones go smoothly. In teaching my daughters I want them to realize that mommy is not just bossy but everything is for a purpose to train them to take care of their own homes someday (when they are 30 and I allow them to date). So, go child, run around in the yard in your bright mismatched socks and a smile.
Time to go play in the yard.