Ava: Ooooooooooooooh. Mooooooooommmmmmmmy. That shirt is SOOOOOOO beautiful! Can I touch it?
Me: Sure, you can touch it, careful!
(Ava touches material)
Ava: OOOOOOOOOOHHHH! It's sooooo soft, and the flowers on it look like raindrops! Oh, mommy, I wish I had a shirt like that!
Me: Do, you, really?
Ava: But YOU could wear it, mommy! Oh, mommy, you should wear it!!
Me: (laughing) It's not my size. It's way too big for me!
Ava: That's ok, you could wear it like a short little dress, with tight pants, like tights that are pants, you know? It would be sooo fancy!
Me: Yeah, I know what you mean. I don't think that would look very good, though.
Ava: WHY NOT???? (Donning her Fancy Nancy pose, head cocked, hip out, fingers splayed)
I think it would look lovely!
Props: Shirt pictured below, best described as part house coat, part bowling shirt, best suited to be worn by a woman in curlers sporting a ciggy.
Sometimes I can not even believe these things sell on Ebay in 2009.
Cost to buy ugly shirt: $3.oo
Sold on ebay for : $24.10
Chance to have above conversations and laughter that ensued: