Monday, March 17, 2008

Best of all, it's yellow

Because Beautiful Wife had to work a bit this weekend, we stayed in the city yet again. It was a chance to take care of those odd little things we wanted to get done, and a chance to take Dear Alex shopping for a much-needed raincoat. Well, not that much needed, but we did want to get her something to wear in the rain, as she's rapidly growing (3 feet tall and rising) out of her existing assortment of coats, and they're not all that waterproof. So, with April showers coming and all, we got Dear Alex a raincoat. I should probably say The Raincoat - the definitive yellow slicker with a matching hat that she can wear for the next year or so, or until she decides she's over yellow. It's astonishing how excited she got over this yellow (it's her favorite color) raincoat - form the moment she first saw it in Conran's (great kid stuff) she had to have it. We spent the rest of the day walking around outside, and yes, it did rain a little bit just to make it all worthwhile. Just watching her delight in this over-the-top outfit made me smile and think about how wonderful it is and how easy it can be to make this kid happy. She made a lot of people smile.

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