Just tonight, the girls were singing some of their old, favorite songs (while also asking me to put new ones on an iPad playlist for them), and I remarked that I vividly remembered some videos of them singing old, favorite songs of yore.
Back in 2008, when Ella had just turned three, one of the songs on Nick’s and my frequent-flier list was Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love”. I suppose it was only natural, then, that Ella would grow to love it, too.
Just-turned-three and really feeling the colors.
She’s probably not wearing tight pants*, either.
* as seen earlier today on Facebook…
Ella, surely you have other pants you could wear to school. Your entire closet and dresser are full.
“But they’re not all right, mom.”
What makes them right?
“Well, they have to be like jeggings. You know, tight.”
“That’s what every girl in 3rd grade wears. Leggings or jeggings or something like that.”
What if they’re not comfortable? What if they’re all dirty?
“They are comfortable, and that’s what washing machines are for. I could even wash them myself.”
How kind of you.
“I’m basically a tween now mom. These clothes are part of my identity.”
I don’t even want to think about what you just said.
So anyway – here’s Ella singing “Crazy Love”. We really did own a hair brush, and I even used it from time to time, but apparently the maybe-you’re-wearing-a-toupee look was all the rage…
But, oh, the way her lips carefully form the word “love” each time. GAH!!
I cannot believe this girl is now nine. And finds her identity in tight pants.