Life is filled with unavoidable milestones that you swear will never happen to you. Like watering your grass or buying Oil of Olay. The fact that someday my girls would dress themselves was a mountain I was certain we would never tackle. In my mind, forty years from now I would still be chasing little naked bodies around their bedroom with a pair of princess underwear tucked into my armpit because I need two hands free when I finally catch them to take them down.
But yesterday Lila insisted that she could dress herself, and I was happy to let her try. I just checked the forecast (add to list of things I never thought I would do) and told her what drawers she could pick from.
Now, I realize there are enough patterns and colors here to give Stevie Wonder a seizure. But the fact that it was one less thing I needed to do in the morning makes it the most beautiful outfit I’ve ever seen.