She came running up to me, holding her little jean jacket in her hands.
"Mama, let's bofe wear our jean jackets today!!"She was jumping up and down with excitement.
"Sure, Roo. We can wear our jean jackets."Then she looked up at me with her big eyes sparkling and said,
"Let's dress exactly the same!"I have always been suspicious of mothers-daughter outfits.
"Matching outfits! Pa!"I always assumed it was the mother's idea.
[Oh, my disdain!]
It made me smile to have had it all wrong and backwards.
How could I resist Roo's small request, her love-filled plea?
She wanted to spend the day dressed like me.
I know that it won't be very long before she'll strain and pull away from me, working hard to prove that she and I are nothing alike.
When we left the house, we were both dressed in jeans, white shirts, boots and jean jackets.
I was beaming.