The most amazing, remarkable, unexpected event to ever occur in the history of the world happened tonight at my mom's house. I was sitting at the desk, compulsively checking e-mail because I have a serious computer addiction, when Kendrie walked into the bathroom next to me and shut the door.
A few moments passed, then she cracked the door and told me to close my eyes, she had a surprise. I fully expected her to present me with yet another of her eight million and one Santa drawings, so I closed my eyes and readied myself to show amazement at her artistic skills. Again. (sigh)
I heard her walk around my chair, then she said, "OK, mom, open your eyes"
Oh. My. Gosh.
My daughter, my 7-yr old tomboy to end all tomboys, the girl who plays with Matchbox cars and toy soldiers and footballs and wears boys' swimming trunks to the pool ...... (are you ready for this?) ..... HAD PUT THREE HAIR CLIPS IN HER HAIR!!!!!
Granted, there were two on one side and only one on the other and they were all located behind her ears, which didn't really make much fashion sense .... but still .... HAIR CLIPS IN HER HAIR!!!!
I about passed out from shock. Once I recovered, I made all the appropriate positive comments, without going overboard and scaring her from ever doing it again. But you'll never know the happiness I felt, for just a brief moment. I swear, if I had the Hallelujah Chorus saved on this computer, I'd play it on this site, just to properly express my amazement.
Of course, considering she did this while wearing her cousin's underwear -- boys boxer shorts with basketballs printed all over them -- boys cargo pants, and a camouflage shirt, maybe I shouldn't get too excited.
(usual disclaimer about loving my daughter no matter what she wears or how she looks or what her hobbies are and how I sincerely believe tomboys are fabulous and letting her express herself as long as it doesn't hurt anyone and she's adorable no matter what, yadda yadda yadda)