this is a picture of two of my kids on the left with their cousin on the right. it was taken maybe a dozen years ago. ethan is 20 now and liv is 18. crazy.
this picture is sitting next to me in my office propped on an old slate blackboard. tangentially, it's a giant vintage blackboard which used to be in the high school here in town. i grew up with the guy who takes care of the school...building and grounds....and he knew i would love it so when they got new ones he drove it over here in his pick up truck and surprised me. good man.
anyway, the picture...when liv was little, say between the ages of 4-6, she refused to wear pants. i had collected a bunch of thrifted vintage dresses for her and every morning she would wake up and say..
"i want to wear an edipul fwess."
translation: beautiful dress.
i'm getting choked up thinking about those days. that funny saying of hers and that sweet sweet time in our lives.