That turquoise shirt looks different lately.
Is it shrinking? It seems to be losing its shape a little.
No, it still looks okay. Not even faded – the color is still as bright as it was when we bought it, which says a lot. It is cotton, after all. The material seems softer, more worn. We got it last year about this time. I can’t believe it’s still around. Their clothing hangs around a little longer these days than it did when they were small.
I know why it looks worn – she pulls on it. How I wish she’d forget about covering up the parts she wants to hide. When did she start doing this? Just this year.
I’m so glad she changed before we left yesterday. She still needs to be reminded that roller-skating is sweaty business.
She’s taller on skates. Almost lanky. In two years she’ll probably be wearing my shoes.
But that shirt. It still fits.