On this cold wet morning, MB wanted to wear her brown ballet flats to school.
No, sweetheart, I said. It’s rain coats and rain boots today. We can pack your flats in your backpack.
When I came back from brushing my teeth, she had packed her shoes in her backback, gone in the hall closet, put her rain boots and rain coat on, and was standing by the front door.
Wow, Mary Bullock! You’re such a big girl!
YEP! she said.
Do you want to make your own lunch, too?
Nope, she said.
Oh well. A mama can dream, right?