Hanging with the Pattons and Lunsfords has gotten to be a 4th of July weekend tradition. We divided our time between friends and family as my mom is in town. Jennifer and Jeremy threw a lovely party and had the generosity of soul to let Fluffy sleep over at their house with Grandma so Fluffy-bear could see the Capitol fireworks display.
A word on hairdos: The coiffure Fluffy is sporting in the plaid dress (the boys had matching plaid overalls on under their stroller blankets, btw) was her own invention. She said she wanted two round ponytails like Mickey Mouse ears. As she was getting her hair done in the other get-up from Grandma Kemeny, who also sent the patriotic bibs, we had the following conversation:
Fluffy: What are you doing? Two braids?
Fluffy: What about the other thing?
Me: The headband? I’m going to do that, too.
Fluffy: But I’ll look like an Indian! If you do two braids and a headband, I’ll look like an Indian.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I’m glad to see she’s learning something in preschool, even if it is stereotypes of dubious accuracy.
Since the gorgeous polka-dot outfit reminded us a little of a kiddie pageant costume, Kent asked her a few pageant questions that morning. Our favorite:
K: Would rather be smart or beautiful?
Fluffy: It’s good to be smart and beautiful at the same time.