big days around here... KINDERGARTEN officially starts this week!
satine can't wait to be in "big school" and to have homework like the big kids do. (hate to disappoint her, but i don't think she'll have much homework in kindergarten, but hey, a girl can dream, right?) so we are winding down from Summer and ramping up for Fall. but one thing we're not ramping up for and that's "back to school shopping" for a new school wardrobe. which brings me to my point:
one day over the summer satine was in this dress above. i bought it from here and it's been great, we've gotten a lot of life out of it. she loves this dress-- it's her go-to. and even though i bought it for a special ocassion, i love that she wears it wherever, whenever. i'm not precious about it and neither is she. if i were, she'd only get to wear it once and then it'd be too small. besides, there's something precious in itself --and awesome!-- about the dichotomy of her wearing a lovely, silky dress while collecting bugs, playing with catepillars, and doing cartwheels in the grass.
but i digress. so one day satine is wearing this dress and she announces, "hey mom! maybe i can wear this dress to the first day of school! well, i said, probably not, because at your school they wear uniforms.
did you hear that people? uniforms. holy cuteness.
now, i confess that as a kid, i hated uniforms. hated them in all their creativity-restricting-imprisonment. not that i wore them myself, i just looked with pity upon those poor souls forced to wear them. oh foolish me. i must have somehow missed those sweet peter pan collars, those awesome little jumpers, those knee high socks that just scream childhood. i seriously can't stop oohing and aahing at the sweetness of it.
if i can get satine to sit still long enough for a photo, i'll try to post a pic of the uniform after school starts. but for now, here's to dressing up!