Thursday, April 02, 2009

Happy-Sad.....

So, I have discussed Gracie's desire to be wrapped in nothing but velvety goodness for the past few years. How I have depleted Value Village's size 6x velvet stock on more than one occasion. The velvet obsession never bothered me, in fact, I may have even been a little jealous - particulary of the velvet jumpsuit she occasionally dons on weekends (seriously, a one piece, zip-up slice of velvet heaven in steel-blue).

Well, last week, out of nowhere, Grace took a pair of jeans from her drawer. The jeans had been banished to the back of the bottom drawer. I assumed they would be eventually chucked in the "Edie Bucket" (the tupperware bin I put potential hand-me-downs for Edie in). Grace scurried off to the bathroom to get changed (this is where she gets changed because it is the only door in the house with a lock, and we are a family prone to barging in on people). She came out of the bathroom, wearing her stiff little jeans, with a shy smile on her face "how do they look Mommy?"

*Oh my, oh Gracie, when you put on those jeans you also lost a little baby fat in your face, your gait became even more graceful, and for some reason it brought a tear to my eye and made me want to freeze time.*

You look beautiful.

5 comments:

XUP said...

There's a lot of that going on in the blogosphere these days for some reason. Maybe it's all part of that spring wormy virus we've been hearing so much about??

The Maven said...

Oh my goodness. I can't handle it when kids grow up. I mean, we WANT them to, but it's just too much too fast.

That moment will be frozen in your mind and your heart forever. Beautiful :)

alison said...

Sniff. It's hard isn't it?

mare ad mare said...

it's too bad they can't stay 6x forever...

XUP said...

Stop it ya'll!! Cute as they are it's really nice when they grow up and you have a chance to do a whole bunch of stuff you put on the shelf while they were little. Every age has its wonderfulnesses and sadnesses