Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I see London I see France...

The May Queen is currently on a kick where all she wants to do is wear dresses. This is fine with me, in that a whole section of her closet heretofore ignored except for Sunday mornings is now getting a workout. But there is one little problem. She has no reservations about showing off her underwear.

Before she sits down she hikes the dress up above her waist. When I try to tell her this is unnecessary, she replies "But otherwise it pulls on me." I try to calmly explain that she could lift it just a tiny bit, and get a similar, tug free feeling. One day she said "oh, you're right," but seems to have forgotten that lesson ever since. This does provide lots of giggling, particularly for those sitting behind us in church. In fact, last week someone asked me if she had new underwear, because she spent the whole time during the children's sermon PATTING her panties. Um... no. But I'm pretty sure they didn't have holes in them.

But the real kicker came a few weeks ago at a birthday party for a boy in her class at school. All the children were given toy swords for their goody, and as they raced around the backyard the boys would tuck their swords in their pockets to climb up on the play structure. Wearing a dress, The May Queen had no pockets. This did not deter her, however. She simply pulled up her dress, and tucked the sword into her panties.

A Queen has to protect herself, after all.

11 comments:

Beck said...

And this is why little girls wear shorts under their dresses...

Veronica Mitchell said...

I love the nickname, by the way. And at least she wears undpants.

bubandpie said...

That's the best thing about dresses around my house - the way they allow for all manner of belly-button hunts.

Sober Briquette said...

My daughter has been wearing only dresses (and the occasional skirt) for the past 2 years. She, too, is tall for her age, and since she has turned 5 I've been trying to instill the concept of modesty. She's very in to gymnastics and all manner of headstands, handstands and other upside-downery. Shorts have been purchased for the summer. Wish me luck, and thanks for the heads-up on the swords. LOL!!!

niobe said...

I like the idea of shorts. Or footless leggings.

thirtysomething said...

Hi_ this is the first time I have stopped by your blog, but I will definitely return. Great stuff.
And, I have afour year old daughter who is equally uninhibited...

Magpie said...

LOL! How old is she? My 3.5 yo prefers dresses most of the time, too - I usually try to get a pair of shorts underneath, though I'm not always successful.

nomotherearth said...

Creative problem solving! My kind of girl.

kittenpie said...

Funny! Pumpkinpie's daycare asks that all little girls wear shorts under their dresses or, as we have, matching bloomers. Most of her dresses come with them so far for just that reason... little girls just don't care yet, bless their cotton socks.

Name: Amy said...

My girl did that once with the sword in the panties. Too hilarious!

Kelly Brooke Fugate said...

Whether it's a dress or a shirt, my little 2 1/2 year old girl just loves to show everyone her bellybutton. She's so proud. She's not old enough for the modesty conversation, but I'm preparing myself. . .