Sarah was excited to wear her new purple and pink plaid shorts. They came with a matching cloth belt in the belt loops but I removed it while I was removing all of the tags. I didn't want the belt to get in her way while she was using the bathroom at school. (They have a very limited time in there and I want her doing her business - not struggling to untie a belt.)
After Sarah got dressed she said, "I wish I had a belt that matched this." And she looked at me questioningly, almost as if to say, "What did you do with my belt, Mother!"
So I told her that a belt had come with the shorts but I didn't want her to wear it because I was afraid she would have a hard time getting it unknotted and reknotted during her bathroom breaks.
She thought for a minute and said, "I don't care! I want to wear it on top of my shirt. I saw one of the teachers wearing a belt on top of her shirt and that's what I'm going to do."
When I was shopping on Tuesday and noting all of the fall fashion trends, I saw lots of shirts and sweaters with belts that were meant to be worn over the top of them.
Sarah had made up her mind. Even though I didn't want to, I helped her tie the belt over her shirt. "Oh, this looks so goofy," I kept thinking to myself. But she was adamant. So I let my baby go proudly off to school looking like a pink and purple plaid Karate Kid.
And go she did. Oh, to be as confidant with myself and my looks as this one is. I want to be just like her when I grow up!