My mom tells the story this way:
When my oldest sister was a baby, the trend was that babies wore “white high top shoes.” (I’m not sure what those looked like; this is my mom’s story, not mine.) Well, she saw the cutest pair of black patent leather shoes for her baby, bought them, and brought them home to show them off. My grandpa looked at those shoes, and told my mom, “Oh honey, she has her whole life to wear patent leather shoes.” So, my mom returned the shoes and bought the standard white high tops for her daughter.
She has her whole life to wear patent leather shoes.
Don’t rush her. Let her be a kid. Let her grow at her own pace. Let her make mistakes.
I love that story, and I wanted to share it with you.