Family (Minus Any Drama)
BBQ (Pork Shoulder and Hamburgers/Hotdogs)
Ginormous Neighborhood Party Complete with Sparklers and Adults Blowing Things Up in the Driveway
Weather Not Hot Enough for AC
Lots and Lots of Alcohol
Mosquito Bites and Banged Up Knees
Now that I type the list, it sounds like I was hanging out at the Kennedy compound, doesn't it?
Actually, while the weekend was momentous in its sheer blissfulness, today was a Very Important Milestone. The girls and their cousins and I were in Target. We were buying kid underwear and socks (among other things). There is chaos all around. In the middle of the chaos, Skittles leans into me and says, discreetly, "Can I ask you something?"
She has to repeat this several times before I realize she's talking to me.
"Sure, sweetie. Ask away."
"Can I have something like a bra?"
BLESS HER HEART! She was so brave to pipe up. I actually was thinking of broaching the subject with her since her uni-boob comment. She's not even 9, but it was not an inappropriate request.
We found her some little half-camisole sort of items with silly monkeys. Just the right mix of First Intimate Apparel Purchase and Funky-Cool Kid Stuff.
I think she's sleeping in it. I know she put it on as soon as we got home.
It is cliche, I know, but all I can think is, "My little girl . . ."