I admit that being able to neatly de-pit a cherry in my closed mouth is not the same kind of talent as being able to tie a cherry stem into a knot under similar circumstances. But aren't we getting tired of the cherry stem trick anyway? What is that trick intended to communicate? "If there is any sense in which you can compare your proportions to a cherry stem, have I got an experience for you"?
Elizabeth has gotten it into her head that two-piece swimsuits ALWAYS have skirts, and that if they DON'T, that they are extremely embarrassing. A one-piece doesn't have to have a skirt: that's fine by her. And she doesn't like any two-piece suit that shows any skin between the two pieces, so her two-piece suits are basically just one-piece suits cut in half for bathroom-break convenience. BUT THEY MUST HAVE SKIRTS. Otherwise ICK!! She was a little startled by me not knowing this already.
I was a little annoyed, because I bought her a number of suits last year on good clearances, and none of the two-piece ones have skirts. But I am not fully annoyed, because when you pay $3.24 for a swimming suit, one of the upsides is that it's not a big deal if it doesn't fit or if the child hates it or IF IT TURNS OUT THERE IS AN UNWRITTEN RULE ABOUT SKIRTS.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...