Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Six Year Old Style

Today, as you may know, was Dr. Seuss's birthday.  This morning, as I was about to leave for school, my six year old came to me and said, "Mom?  Do I have a red and white striped shirt?  I need one for Dr. Seuss day!"

I looked at her, and said, "Well, I don't think you do.  Go find something red in your drawer and figure it out."  I left before she got dressed (my husband gets the girls out the door in the morning since he works from home).  All day I wondered what she came up with.  My Abby is a wacky, creative, fun child who comes up with the craziest outfits on regular school days, not to mention "special" days.  I was sure she would come up with something suitable to honor the wackiness of Dr. Seuss.

And I was right.  She wore black yoga pants (to look like the Cat's legs, Mom!) and a red t-shirt covered by a white t-shirt covered by a hot pink tank top.  I thought that was a pretty good way to improvise!

I love that my daughter is fearless.  She has her own sense of who she is and what she thinks is right.  It makes me wonder when (I teach seventh grade, I know it's WHEN and not IF) that will start to disappear.  It makes me sad to think about.....

1 comment:

  1. Love this - something for every mom to think about. Wish they could always carry with them this sense of fearlessness!