I recently read a book to the girls about a little girl who believes that she is a fairy princess. The next morning, I found Emily eating breakfast wearing butterfly wings and a tiara headband. She and Allie have been dressing like that quite frequently these days. But then I'll witness the struggle to grow. They've taken to wearing those dress-up princess shoes with their pajamas. They'll flip their hair off of their shoulders and ask, "Mommy, do I look like a grown up?"
It's an amazing experience to watch your children grow. Each stage brings something new and it's exciting to dream of the future but at the same time, I don't want that magic that only little kids have to be lost.
The girls suddenly dressed up as clowns last Friday afternoon. I laughed and laughed and applauded their creativity.
Emily then transformed into a fairy princess and the girls attempted to photobomb each other, which they thought was absolutely hysterical. (See Anna walking into the photo.)
Don't grow up too fast...