Knowing that piece of backstory, can you imagine my immediate reaction upon seeing this?
Uh, yeah. The creepiness factor was high.
Of course, being creeped out by my kids is nothing new; they do it to me all the time. I'll wake up to Bella's moon face staring into mine in the wee hours of the morning. She's not talking and she doesn't wake me up. She just stares until I sense her presence. Javi says random things like, "Yep, this is the place where I'll die" when we're out doing total safe things like school supply shopping. It's great.
And, so, today when we dropped by a friend's house and she pulled out a miniature lace dress and veil for Bella to use as dress up clothes, I wasn't at all surprised that my daughter resembled something out of one of those movies where the child winds up being a demon-spirit that haunts characters in their sleep.
Luckily the creepy factor vanished when I convinced her to remove the veil. And then we were right back to normal preschool sass when I told her it was time to get back into her normal clothes.
Nothing like lots of attitude to remind you that your kid's pretty dang normal.
***This post is part of Wordful Wednesday.***