Yeah, it's mid-October and it was in the thirties when I got up this morning.
But Julia has inherited my dress-inappropriately-for-the-season-and-go-outside-barefoot-even-if-it's-cold gene and this is what she opted to wear yesterday.
Besides, it's pink. That's what's important.
The thing is, though, it buttons up the front.
And sometimes she might let me do a button or two.
But mostly she wants to do it herself.
She is very determined.
And some mornings my fingers get tense with the urge to claw their way in and get the buttons done up quickly.
But when that happens, I try to sit on my hands and keep my mouth shut and just wait.
So that she can do it – all by herself.
And learn that it's important to keep trying.
Over and over.
Again and again.
No matter how long it takes.
Or how frustrating it may get.
Is so worth all of the effort.
Just ask Julia.