To say that Mimi noticed would be a bit of an understatement.
It was the VERY FIRST thing she zeroed in on when I saw her on Friday. "Why are your toes blue? Can my toes be blue? CAN YOU MAKE MY TOES BLUE???"
She wanted turquoise toesies too.
I only have pink and red at my house, so it required a special trip to the store, but as soon as her mom gave the okay, I was quite happy to oblige.
I grew up with a woeful lack of girlishness in my family, and I always craved it. Camille is tough and fast and an expert tree climber and boy, the girl does not mess around, but she also loves all the girlie stuff.
She's my first cousin, so she's got the same lame non-girly adult relatives that I had.
Except for me, and I am so very happy to fill that role for her.
Do you know how much I would have loved having an adult female who was willing to paint my nails?
I would have really loved it a lot.