I remember once when Sarah was little, maybe three years old, she was sitting on my bed and watching me get ready for a date. A friend had invited me to a party at a country club – a very fancy party so I wanted to look nice. Sarah sat and watched, talking non-stop as I put make-up on, painted my nails, and curled my hair. She asked, “Don’t you think you’ll be the most beautiful lady there?” Do you suppose all young children think their mothers are pretty? I assured her that I wanted to look OK in comparison to the other ladies. I stood to walk out of the room and Sarah stated loudly, “Oh poor Mommy, you teared your pretty dress!” OH NO! I turned and looked in the mirror, and only saw the short slit in the skirt back of my dress (it was supposed to be there). I explained to her that it was a design feature called a slit or a pleat that makes a dress easier to sit and climb steps in. Sarah said that the next time she got a new dress, she wanted one with a “slut” in the back. It made me smile.
|Isn't she lovely?|