Hadley came up from the basement the other day and asked me if I could give her some "advice" on whether or not "this striped shirt could work as a pirate shirt". I said that I thought pirates like stripes, so sure. Then she came out of her bedroom and said she needed more advice on whether "this dress could possibly be for a pirate". I told her that might be pushing it, but she defended it by saying that she had seen some pirates wearing ruffles before. (Where I wondered silently?) So she donned the dress.
"I just need one more piece of advice" she said. "It's about the shoes". "Boots" I told her." Wear boots". "NOOO WAY! I think pirates would wear these shoes." I told her she was wrong. In no uncertain terms. But she retorted with "X marks the spot, Mom! The x on these shoes makes them for pirates.
So now she's a full on pirate. Pink and ruffles and polka dots and sparkly dress up shoes.
I totally get it.