Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Like Father Like Daughter.

Ashley's favorite book recently has been Peter Rabbit. Tonight, when mentioning Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, and Peter Rabbit, we asked her who her favorite was. I fully expected her to say Peter. He's naughty after all, and she has a little bit of that in herself. She can be a little bit mischievious at times. Nope, it wasn't Peter. Cottontail maybe? Nope. Ah, it must have been Flopsy or Mopsy. They have such cute names. That has to be it. Nope. She said, Momma, I don't like Peter. I like him....Mr. McGregor. I see Mike grin. Yes, that's her favorite...Mr. McGregor who chases Peter everywhere with a hoe in his hand. Yes, Ashley is hoping that just once, Mr. McGregor catches Peter and puts him in a pie. This doesn't really surprise me considering who her daddy is. He once ranted for 10 minutes explaining that Robin Hood was not a hero but a thug. I can't wait to read Hansel and Gretel. I can hear both of them now fully justifying the story....They broke in to her house after all. She made Daddy proud. I'm sure he will somehow convince her to root for Tom in the Tom vs. Jerry saga also.

Mystery Solved.

For weeks now, Ashley has insisted on wearing panty hose and a T-shirt. That's right...panty hose and a T-shirt. It has been a struggle to keep my tone even while I explain for the 80th time that we must cover our bottoms when in public. I would finally get her in a dress but the second we would return home, off it would come. I also had conversations with her teacher every day because Ashley would ask her to remove the dress. I could not for the life of me figure out what was going on. I was starting to worry about her future as a stripper or exhibitionist or goodness knows what. Well, last night the mystery was solved. She was putting on a bandaid and said with attitude "Dora has on hose and is not wearing a dress". What? I looked at the bandaid. Ah...the lovely Dora. I should have known. Ashley's amiga was wearing a leotard. I explained what a leotard is and when it would be appropriate. She wants one for her birthday and luckily, she dressed appropriately this morning without complaint.