This Mom wants something special for them on these special days. "Let's make you a cute skirt I will take you shopping to pick something perfect out." I took her shopping for fabric and we had a bit of a conflict. She wanted some Hawaiian print orange with yellow flower knit like, bargin bin fabric. Well I wanted something schoolish with red in it to match the shirt we had (one she is wearing with red sleeves).
Threat made...pick a fabric (with red please) and stop pouting or we are leaving.
Begging and bartering...Mom will buy the strange print knit fabric and make another shirt or dress, but please still help find a fabric to go with the shirt.
At this point kid isn't listening, is not comprehending anything except 'Mom said no'. Well we left. No new fabric. Nerves frazzled tears welling (yes, my eyes too) and Mom has learned what? It didn't even matter she was perfectly happy to wear the old red skirt!