MP’s love of dress-up is well documented. Sometime in the final week of school, she decided she MUST dress as a spy.
She made a checklist and before bounding into bed, instructed me to find specific Spy Items for the outfit she had planned for the morning — emphasizing their utmost importance if she was to be believed as a true Secret Agent.
√ 1. A spy wears Dark Glasses.
√ 2. A spy carries an Umbrella.
√ 3. A spy only Wears Black.
√ 4. A spy wears a Floppy Hat.
The Secret Agent was a hit. Seems everyone wanted to play “Spies” at recess for days.
Later that week, Miss MP graduated from kindergarten. After assembling with her class at the front of the school gym, the group began singing the special song they had practiced diligently day and night.
Sung to the tune I’m a Little Teapot:
“I’m a little graduate
Aren’t you proud of me
I learned my numbers and my ABCs …”
MP, however, covered her face and all that practicing hightailed it to the nearest exit.
The child. She is an enigma.