Thursday, 16 August 2007

Who Are You And What Have You Done With My Daughter?


This morning (and it's still Thursday) Safiya woke up and turned into some other little girl - that's the only way I can figure it out. The thing is, not only does she love pink, she detests green (except for trees and broccoli) and that's the Way It Has Been. Well, she's not vehement about it, just matter-of-fact - "But Mama, that dress has green in it." "Here you go, Mama, you can have the green ones!" And when beloved Granny gave her a t-shirt in said colour (what was she thinking?), Safiya just looked bewildered and said "But it's green?"

Today when she looked in her closet for what to wear, the first thing she picked up was a pair of underwear - "Oh, look! My little green underwear! Aren't they cuuuute?" As if it was a lost puppy. And then "And now I need a beautiful green shirt".....Wha-Huh?

But to top it all off, after searching for green pants or shorts or anything, she turned to me and said "Mama, can you make me a green skirt?"

Be still, my beating heart!

She picked out the fabric. No pattern (obviously), just chalk and guesstimating. Had to phone my Mom about putting in elastic. Near melt-down trying to get her to try it on for fitting (it wasn't done yet, you see...)


And all of the sudden it was noon and lunch-time. Time flies when you're having fun!

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It just dawned on me from those pictures....those legs, her legs.....they don't belong to a baby, do they.....sigh....those are definitely little girl legs.....time really does fly.......

5 comments:

littlegreen said...

okay, that's the cutest story... and yes those are the cutest little girl legs!!

katharine said...

I have to say I thought this was going to be about those legs. How fun is it when they wake up one day with legs. Fred's have just grown again and it somehow makes them look entirely different.

Anonymous said...

Next..... Hotdogs!!!!
xoxo Timmy
p.s. Bonjour Brioche

Jen said...

Bruised shins, big-girl feet, little birds-and-flowers ribbon trim--all so sweet.

cloth.paper.string said...

such sweetness! those little legs are definitely that of a girl - no baby pudge at the knee. loving that green fabric, too! be well, sarah