The girls had picture day at preschool on Thursday. Of course I wanted to make pictures before they had pictures made. :)
I put them in some dresses I bought at the end of spring, on clearance. I opened up their new boots, and I got out of the laundry basket the tights we'd shopped for the day before.
The girls loved their ensembles, and they were tickled to tromp around the house for a few minutes in their new boots. We don't wear shoes in our house, the only exception being when we have brand-new shoes. I let them take a few laps before we banish the shoes to the garage.
It was a rainy morning, but the rain slacked up enough for us to venture onto our new front porch for our photo session. The girls cooperated pretty nicely (although B was doing her typical squint, even though the skies were not-so-bright).
It was time to leave for school, so I told the girls they could walk around the front of the house and meet me in the garage. By the time I got to the kitchen, I could hear B outside. "Mommy! Sissy fell and got muddy!"
Wha??? On PICTURE DAY??!!! I gave A a quick once-over and determined she must have fallen squarely on her knees, muddying her tights. Thank goodness she wasn't hurt, of course, and thank goodness she didn't get mud anywhere else.
But what to do about PICTURES???
I told the girls to stand perfectly still in the garage while I ran upstairs to their closet to look for more tights.
Fortunately, I remembered the bin of clothes to be donated that was in a random room in the basement. I was able to find the girls' sweater tights from last year, which I hoped B could still wear.
I had B take off her tights and give them to A. Last year's tights still fit B well enough.
I was impressed, if I do say so, with my quick thinking. I think that muddy tights on PICTURE DAY, only 10 days into our New House Venture, might have otherwise sent me over the edge.
This being a couple of days behind me now, my blood pressure having returned to normal, I can finally say HOORAY for Picture Day antics that yielded a funny story-behind-the-pictures. Hee hee!