On Dress-Up


Sophie recently has become very interested in attire. I let her do as she pleases when it comes to what she wishes to wear. So some mornings, she walks around in her winter hat and sunglasses—indoors.


Some evenings she wears her pretty ribbon skirt—over her pajamas.


My drawer of scarves and wraps is a favorite play activity.




And every day she insists on wearing my bracelets—as many as she can fit on her arm, as many as she can find. On and off they go, all day long. I find them scattered about the house and when she discovers a small pile she forgot about, she squeals “bracelets!” in delight. And on they go, these colorful ornaments—though I’m insistent she need no beautification.

“Just around the corner in every woman’s mind—is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit or entire costume which will make an enchanting new creature of her.” —Wilhela Cushman