|The closest to a smile she'd give me.|
Kieran and I had lots of fun during Asher's piano lesson last week. I took like 100 pictures just goofing around with him. I wonder why free my google photo storage filled up so quickly... ?
Aunt Jenny sent Brennan and Hollyn some new clothes to help get their next size wardrobe started. Isn't that awesome of her?!?!
Brennan was like "Hey cool!"
Hollyn was like "Whaaaaaaaaaat???" She carefully and meticulously unfolded each item to admire it, then she'd place it in a category pile. She then handed me each item individually so I could take off the size sticker, and she'd carefully put it back in place. Then we repeated it all when I cut off the tags. She then started putting tops and bottoms together and matching outfits. When she'd finished then, she moved over to the stairs so she could place her outfits in an order to wear them. She went through numerous variations of that outfit plan :-) Finally yesterday I made her pick up her clothes before I tripped on them and injured myself, but she's definitely still keeping track of her new clothes.
I spent all the time I could afford trying to convince her to wear matching shoes but she insisted she liked it this way. I would be surprised by her unique style, but I'm pretty sure she gets it from me. I'm a lot more conformist now than I used to be, but I definitely remember looking for subtle ways to "be different" without being, like, completely head-turn-provoking different. Like, I bought a pair of jeans at goodwill and cut the bottom into inch wide vertical strips just for a little decor I guess. I also bought an old-man argyle sweater at goodwill and I swear I started that fashion fad because suddenly men's argyle sweaters became super popular about 2 months later. I wouldn't consider taking Spanish as my second language course in High School because my older sisters already had, I chose an instrument that was less common just because it was unique ... I know exactly where Hollyn gets this quarky fashion sense. :-)
Now I just need to install some dowels and or/leaf aligner thingys I found because the new top does keep tending to separate and to slide a little askew. But then, I promise, it will be done. No, really!
And this is the last time I recover a table! With leaves anyway. For a while at least. ;-)