my clothes fit but i'm small for my age these days as well.
finn's favorite new piece of clothing is a hand-me-down ruffled purple skirt from mollie and shank. a favorite from some of our favorites. and she put it on and i started crying in her room. because she was so happy. and i remember when mollie gave me that skirt saying it was penny's favorite and i thought i would take forever for finn to fit into it and it seemed like years away and then all of a sudden years away turned into this morning and it's so hot out today that i can't breathe when we walk to grab the laundry and i think purple is the color of the bruises on my dad's body after all these hospital visits and finn adds some red rainboots with yellow flowers painted on them to her ensemble and decides that she looks bootiful. no mommy, BE-oootiful.
and although there is so much talk about not emphasizing looks with our little girls and that we should talk about books and other things i watch her twirl in the mirror and tell herself how beautiful she looks and she walks over to her bookshelves and she pulls out four books and sits in a puddle of purple ruffles and reads to herself.