In the interest of keeping it mellow amidst all the other holiday crafting-for-little ones happening around here right now and not overdoing the matchy-matchy, I had every intention of skipping the Mama - babe matching holiday wear this year. Last year's version here and two years ago here (look at those baby cheeks!).
But then ... last week I was working in my studio on a book-related project when Adelaide snuck past the Papa defense line and burst in with a "whatchamakin, Mama?" I told her, and she rephrased her question, "You makin' me a dress, Mama?". No, honey, I replied, as I explained once again what I was making. Then I asked if she wanted to go back downstairs with Papa or work with Mama for a bit. She opted for some studio work -which for her is either moving pins from one cushion to another (endless fun), or drawing. She got right to work with a pen and some paper on the floor with a mission.
And in a minute, she handed me this drawing which was accompanied by, "My draw you makin' me a dress Mama." Pause. And a little bit louder, "You makin' me a dress?"
Be still, my heart. Of course she's getting the dress.