Bet you didn't expect to see this on Q's site!
Somehow so very early-80s Madonna, no?
Q goes to a lovely drop-in daycare about three times per month when mommy is desperately in need of some extra work time. She always protests going, but once there she usually has a grand old time. They have a climbing wall, an indoor "loft/treehouse", and a very extensive tool shed and play kitchen, which have been Q's favorites.
On her most recent visit, however, she apparently decided to visit the "dress-up corner" for the first time. When I came to pick her up that night, I saw her through the glass door wearing a purple princess dress and twirling in balletic circles. I was so shocked that I nearly fainted. This is so VERY uncharacteristic for the Q. But I figured - hey, if she wants to start exploring her girlie-thang, well...let her.
Hence this series of shots. The leggings and tank were the outfit she was wearing. I supplied the studded headband (one of her favorite babysitters from days past used to favor headbands, so Q calls this look "the Audrey"). The mini bowling shoes were a recent score from the thrift shop. The pettiskirt was her own addition to the outfit - a piece that my sister-in-law sent her last year, and which the Q drags out of the closet at odd intervals.
So, there you have it. Q's first self-contrived girlie moment. I guess it remains to be seen how far she will go with this new phase of her life.