Princess is as Princess Does

A few days ago, we tried to dress Lucy in this darling halter top and matching shorts. She collapsed in a screaming heap, yelling, "NOOO! NOOOO!" Good lord, who doesn't love madras plaid? We finally made out the source of her agony: "NOOOO! PRINCESSES ONLY WEAR DRESSES!!!"

Princesses only wear dresses. Jason explained that princesses wear whatever they want, er...need to wear. I told her being a princess is about what you are on the inside, not what your wear on the outside (a take on my grandmama's warning that "pretty is as pretty does"). She conceded, snotty, red-faced and well-dressed.