Just when I feared that YL was starting to leave childhood behind, she reassured me that some childhood things are still firmly intact. I finally took her to Michael's yesterday, after much weekend pleading. She wanted to buy some materials for the b-day present she's working on for her sister, but it turns out she also had her eye on a model and was finally going to buy it. What kind of model you ask?? A fairy castle? A Barbie beach house? No, it was this. I laughed when I saw it.
YL has had a thing for JFK since this post. And, you might recall another JFK adventure... (the horrible sizing and spacing of photo and copy in older posts is due to freaking TypePad making one of its upgrades way back when, thus ruining any previously tasteful spacing/sizing...)
Since the 2nd grade, YL has written numerous papers on JFK, has starred as JFK during "Biography Week" and continues to hunt down JFK books and goodies. The model was just more icing on the JFK cake. Little does she know, I found this goody, which will be given to her at a later date. I'm thinking it might look awesome in an Easter basket.
It dawned on me yesterday that being a tomboy might be one of the few areas where females catch a break. YL has mostly walked the tomboy route and has gotten no flack from anyone. If anything it has endeared her to more people. They think it's cute. While males get away with more in life... catch more breaks, little boys don't tend to be found endearing when opting for the more feminine toys. I'm guessing if a little boy went to Michael's to buy his princess craft project, some talking would be done. I hope if I had a boy and he wanted to do that, I'd let him.