So, I often face the dilemma of what to wear. Especially when I actually have to leave the house and be seen by people taller than 42 inches.
I was in that very predicament a few weeks ago. I needed to change out of my workout clothes (worn simply for comfort, not utility) and throw on something for a trip into the office. I only go in a couple of afternoons a month and it is a super casual environment. Even the president of the company usually sports a Hawaiian shirt and flip flops. Nonetheless I was discussing my need for a different outfit with Lily.
L-Whatcha doing mommy?
M-Oh, I'm about to change clothes.
M-Well, because this is a little too casual for work (stained, torn, spit up on...whatever!).
M-It just is. (I am really descriptive after the 233rd question of the day)
L-Well, I think you should wear your bowling shirt. That would be pretty, mama.
(I start to laugh as I see her pointing to my baby blue retro bowling shirt...the whole family's shirts hang at the front of our closet)
M-(Still laughing) Really, you think so, huh? (Thinking about how these are definitely only cute while worn in a dimly lit alley while in the company of 8 of your closest family members who are also donned in baby blue)
L-(Not understanding why I am laughing, starts repeating the word bowling w/various stresses and tweaks to its sound) BOW-ling? Bow-LING? (I don't have the skills to type out the sounds she made)
M-(Realizing she thinks I'm laughing at her because she said "bowling" wrong) No baby, you said it right. They might just think it is funny if I show up to work with my bowling shirt on.
M-Well, there aren't any bowling lanes there. I don't work at a bowling alley, honey.
Not another word.
She quietly left the room.
Apparently my daughter has thought that all this time I was working at the local lanes. Clearing up one mystery at a time around here.