Because we all need a laugh

I’ve been looking at dresses for Ane online. I haven’t been to a mall in a while. This is deliberate on my part. The Disney Store does not need any more of my money, no matter what my children think.

Ane is in that awkward sizing stage between toddler and girl. Technically, she’s a 5/5T in most clothes (jeans and a few tops being the exception – she still wears a 4 in jeans because she has a long waist and short legs), but she’s pushing a 6 in length for dresses. Or an XS, if we’re shopping in the girls’ section. My problem is that most of the dresses right now are either 1) sleeveless (some of us live in colder places and need sleeves!!) or 2) mini-teenager style.

Since Ane doesn’t have a definitive fashion opinion yet (most of her “favorite” clothes are either pink, purple, or have Princesses on them), I end up choosing most of her clothes – and dresses. And to suit my own tastes, I like looking at Janie and Jack. At their clearance racks, mind you. I have never bought a full-price item at that store.

Anyway, I found a dress that I thought would be really sweet on Ane, even for next Easter. While I was examining it, Ane came to look over my shoulder. She actually liked a different dress (one that I also liked), which was a light blue with some lace on the bodice.

Ane tilted her head, then measured her ribcage with her hands. “Will that dress come down on to my waist, or will it be higher?” she asked me.

I stared at her. “I have been letting you watch WAY too much What Not To Wear, haven’t I?”

She smiled.

2 Responses to “Because we all need a laugh”

  1. Ressis
    October 13th, 2008 06:18

    No, let her watch it! Teach her young! Proverbs says to train up a child in the way he [she] should go. . .

  2. Matthew
    October 13th, 2008 07:50

    Stacy and Clinton would be so proud!