Lest anyone think I've been doing nothing but introspective navel-gazing, let me reassure you that's not the case! The spring weather has been amazing, and honestly, some days I'm just not that deep. Wave something shiny or colorful or flowery in front of me, and I can be distracted. Throw in some animals, and some thrills, and I'm all in.
I happened to be in the right place at the right time, so I got invited to a little girls' outing over the weekend.
Literally, little girls as it turns out. While their parents had a fun, band-fest weekend, Grandma Jojo and Auntie Dame (apologies to Patrick Dennis!) took the kids to a carnival. The girls had a ball.
They posed for the paparazzi.
They met a shady character or two.
They learned important grooming skills, like brushing hair, and applying makeup.
They took some dubious transportation:
They saw some contemporary art
They even had some fabulosity training while being chauffered home.
All in all, it was a big, fun, hot, sunburnt day. The girls were fantastic, and really, one ought to be able to learn some lessons from them.
1) They enjoyed each other's company.
2) They practiced the things they needed to improve upon, like swinging by themselves, and climbing monkey bars.
3) They were decisive about what they wanted: the ferris wheel, the Tilt-a-whirl, and ice cream. They were clear about what they didn't want: pony rides, cotton candy.
4) They were brave and tried some new things, even if they looked a little scary: the Tilt-a-Whirl (where Auntie Dame screamed the loudest), and, hello - PYTHON AROUND THE NECK!
5) They rocked some accessories and face paint.
Definitely cool dames-in-training!