Our daughter got a few hand-me-down pieces from some older girls at the congregation. We washed and hung them all up in her closet a few days ago. Monday night, we were putting away the toys and art supplies of the day when she piped up, “You know, this dress has totally a gramma-print.”
I looked over my shoulder in surprise. One, what a rude thing to say! And two, where did she pick up that phrase?
“What dress, sweetheart?”
She pointed to a new purple-based reversible dress. “This one.”
“Honey,” I said reprovingly. “That’s a gorgeous print! I like it a lot.”
She stared at me in confusion. Slowly, she replied, “Mom, I know. That’s what I just said. It’s just like what Gramma would wear.”
It took me a moment, and then I laughed out loud.
My mother-in-law is such a fashion icon! Our daughter’s gold standard for clothing: would my grandmother wear that? If yes, it’s a keeper!