This morning my 6-year-old needed to know how skirts and tights "worked." He walked into my room this morning just as I was finished dressing for the day. He stopped and a funny smile came across his face. A shy smile
Ethan: Why are you wearing a skirt mom?
Me: Because I dress up for work. I like them sometimes.
Me: Do you like my skirt?
Ethan: Yes. (He smiles shyly again)
Ethan: What is that stuff on the bottom?
I was wearing a long wool skirt with fringe on the bottom, coupled with some riding-style black boots.
Me: Fringe. What do you think of it?
Ethan: I like it. (He turns his face slightly to hide his smile).
Ethan: Why are you wearing boots?
Me: Because I think it looks good with the skirt. What do you think?
Ethan: Yes (smiling shyly again).
He looks at it more closely.
Ethan: How did you get the skirt on?
Me: What do you mean?
Ethan: I don't know how you got it on?
Me: (I show him the zipper). I just slipped it on.
He sees the tights I am wearing.
Ethan: What are those!?
I pull on them and let them snap back.
Ethan tries to do the same...
Ethan: They are soft.
Me: So what do you think? Does mommy look pretty?
Ethan: (smile) Yes.
I have trained him well.
He gives me a great big hug and kiss and bounds out of the room.
Ooo... no prompting on that one. He is a natural!