I wrote an email to my in-laws, telling them about the latest things the kids have done and said. I mentioned how Elizabeth has three plastic dinosaurs she likes to take with her everywhere in her pink purse.
My mother-in-law wrote back that she'd tell me one thing: she'd rather have a granddaughter who liked dinosaurs than a grandson that liked pink purses. She added "Not that I wouldn't love him anyway. I'm just saying."
Let's bypass the feelings that can form in such situations, where you start with "Are you saying that there is anything but Total Awesomeness involved in her love of dinosaurs?" and move rapidly from there to "And WHAT exactly would be SO WRONG with liking pink purses that you'd need to CLARIFY that you'd still love him?" and go straight from there to cartoon steam billowing from ears because of course you can't SAY anything, since the person you'd be saying these things to would claim she was just kidding! Just making a light remark! My stars, she certainly didn't mean to OFFEND you! Goodness!
Let's instead focus on this question: am I now RELIEVED I chose not to include this photo of Edward in the most recent batch? Or am I wishing fervently I HAD?
He wanted to wear the genie dress-up outfit with his bunny ears, jeans, and baseball shirt. I wasn't going to take a picture, but he insisted.
Life-improving products, part 4 - (Continued from part 1, part 2, and part 3.) Stearns Youth Life Vest (photo from Amazon.com). I’d been too scared to take the kids to any body of water oth...