Next month, a really good friend is getting married (yay!). I took the opportunity to choose a really pretty yet hip and of course swirly dress for my five year-old-daughter, because, well, it seemed like the thing to do. The style is the Phoebe dress.
Aside: please do not ask me what I am wearing to the wedding, because I have no idea and I have doubly no idea what a person wears to attend Mass. Actually, if you know, please comment and help me out.
I chose really well, right? I love the brightness of this dress, the unexpected mélange of colors while conforming to my daughter’s favorites, which are pink and purple. I know she’ll look adorable. I know dressing up for a wedding when you’re in preschool is really fun. I’m happy for my friend, so all of this finery is simply icing on the cake.
However, after she admired the new dress, my daughter informed me she’d imagined wearing a white dress. “Like the bride,” she pointed out.
Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser is a freelance writer and blogger whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Brain Child Magazine and Salon the Huffington Post, Babble and Ceramics Monthly. Her essays have appeared in various anthologies including The Maternal is Political and Wait a Minute, I Have to Take Off My Bra. A writer for Preview Massachusetts Magazine, she keeps a personal blog, Standing in the Shadows at the publication’s news site, the Valley Advocate and a tumblr Refractions. She is a sometime contributor to Momfilter. Follow her on twitter–@standshadows or Pinterest.