The other day The Girl asked if she could wear shorts. I responded, “No. It’s too cold for shorts.”
TG: Can I wear a skirt without leggings or tights?
Me: Really? That was a nice try, though.
The next day it actually was warm enough for shorts, so she put on a pair that was too short. The Husband told her to go change because her shorts were too short.
The next day she again put on a pair of shorts that was too short, and I told her to change.
TG: But Mommy, these are the shorts I wore on the first day of school.
Me: You’re taller now than you were on the first day of school.
TG: I am?
Me: Yes, you’ve grown since August.
TG: So my shorts are too short?
Me: Yes. I suppose I could have said your legs are too long since the change happened in your legs and not the shorts, but the way I see it is that your shorts are too short. Please go change.
The Girl goes to change.
The Husband: Which shorts did she have on?
Me: The sparkle jean shorts. (I say that as if she has only one pair of sparkle jean shorts; we all know she has several.)
TH: Really? Those are the same shorts she had on yesterday that were too short.
Me: New day, new parent. I guess she thought it was worth a try.
Ah, summer is almost upon us, and for The Girl, summertime is all about the legs.