This is a Family Revised Duets post today. Brenda and I are both posting about the same topic. Hers is way more entertaining, so go check her out. Leave her some comment love, too!
Do you ever "meet" someone on his or her blog and wonder what they are like in person? What their children are like? What they look like?
Well, I always wonder how big someone's children are based on photos I've seen.
As you all well know, JD and I have a 19-month old who is bigger than "average." This generates a lot of conversation; from strangers, family and friends.
One conversation I've been having is with Brenda. You probably know her from her world-famous "Keepin' It Real" segments as well as all of her great homeschooling ideas for her children. Brenda has two daughters. One of them, Little Bit, is 4 1/2 years old. Brenda had heard me say on many occasions that Lorelai is wearing a 4T. 4T = 4Toddler; generally a size that a "typical" four-year-old would wear. I sure am glad they don't continue the sizing chart with age appropriate labels for us adults!
Anyway, when I mention Lorelai's size, Brenda comes back with a "no way" or an "I've gotta see that kid" kind of comment. So, her creative mind went to work recently. Her Little Bit wears a 4T and she just couldn't fathom that a child three years younger would wear the same size as her adorable preschooler. So, she pulled a colorful size 4T dress out of Little Bit's closet and put her in it, for a little photo opp. She then sent the dress to my house and requested a picture of Lorelai in the same dress. To give a reference-point, she positioned Little Bit next to a doorknob.
This was going to just be a Brenda/Rachel thing. But we wanted to know about the sizes of many other kids in the bloggy word. Thus, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Dress was born!
The Traveling Dress will now be passed on, with a set of rules of course, to the next recipient. We have a few bloggers in mind for the task, but we'll go ahead and leave it open to see who would like the dress next. You'll take a photo of your youngin' and blog about it. Any takers?
Those of you with boys are not necessarily excluded from this opportunity.
I couldn't resist posting her "cheese" face.