Conversation had today between Boo, darling sister and mother of sweet young things, and me, mature sister and mother of tween....
Boo~"Oh. my. gosh. You should have SEEN what 'A' and Baby Maby had on for their pictures the other day. 'A' was wearing this pair of white capris, with a blue and white striped shirt and this FANTASTIC red organza flower~big as her skull! Then she wore her red sparkly Dorothy shoes and a red bow in her hair and she was in this field of yellow flowers and the sun was shimmering and breezes blowing her golden locks around her beautiful face...and then...THEN, Baby Maby joined in with her red sparkly shoes, and she had on a floral yellow shirt with yellow pants and red and white polka dot skirt and a giant red bow in her strawberry blond curls and they were jumping into each other's arms and swirling around in the meadow and oh. my. gosh. It was just.....breathtaking!
Me~"Oh. I can just imagine! But did I tell you what Julia had on the other day?"
Me~"Wellllll...just picture this. She was wearing a pilling, what-used-to-be tye dyed shirt, but had mopped up every color in the wash one day, so it's kind of hard to tell if it's like a mustardy brown smear now or what...anyway, that shirt in the size 'too small' so as to accentuate the slouch and slump posture of a recently developing 4th grade girl. And then, along with that, a pair of hot pink neon plaid shorts, sitting low on the hips, allowing plenty of room for pre-pubescent muffin top and protruding, fully unaware gut~her ratty and fly away hair tucked behind her ears, and two lone front buck teeth, praying for back up. It was just.......breathtaking."
Boo~"Oh. Yeah. I saw her. I thought maybe she'd just gotten back from swimming or something."
Me~"Yeah. No. She'd dressed up for the day."
Me~"I curse you and your offspring."