I dropped the kids off at school and drove straight up to watch the 6-hour-long version of Pride and Prejudice with Keren. She just had surgery, so it seemed like the perfect time! We drooled over Mr. Darcy and sighed at all the right places, and then i drove back to pick up the kids from school when it was over. It was a lovely way to spend the day.
Except that that also means that poor Emma was home alone all day, in her crate. By the time we got home, she was SO HAPPY to see people, and also SO ENERGETIC! So Katrina and i took her to the dog park to let her run off some of her energy. And while we were there, it totally started snowing. (I mean, only a few little flakes, but still! I'm not okay with this, Michigan!)
While tucking Katrina into bed, she asked me, "So...you know the song, 'Try'? Does that mean that you shouldn't wear makeup?" And so i launched into a whole long speech about how it's important to do things for yourself and not to make other people happy, so you don't have to wear makeup or dress a certain way or act a certain way just because that's what other people want you to do, but if YOU want to wear makeup because it makes you feel good, or if you want to do your hair a certain way because it makes YOU happy, then that's what's important. And when i got finished with my whole speech, she asked, "So it's okay to wear makeup on a date, then?"