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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The Tricky Mommy Gets the Prize

Hubba Bubba Sweater
Originally uploaded by The Stitchin Sheep.
So how do you get a reluctant four-year-old to pose in her new sweater? With a smile? You tell her you're taking pictures of her for her ID photo at school - which you are, but she doesn't need to know about that close-up shot you took of the seed-stitch-ruffled cuff at her wrist.

It pays to be sneaky. All I had to tell her was that we couldn't very well take a picture of her in her pjs for school. So, I stripped her to her waist and found the closest thing around. "Why, what's that? Oh, the new sweater I made you." So, she wouldn't normally be wearing it with nothing underneath and a bare midriff, but I couldn't very well tell her to put on a t-shirt and then the sweater, could I? Even the sneaky have their limits.

Oh, and as a post script to the previous mention of Hurricane Rita and my parents...

Along with grabbing the computer, etc. please take care of yourselves. I say the same to anyone in the area. And, to anyone not already loaded down with passengers, the local authorities have already stated that there will not be enough government vehicles to evacuate everyone in affected areas, so if you've got some space, grab up your carless neighbor on your way out. Let's try not to have another Katrina.