I remember the first 4th of July after my oldest was born...
I remember it, not because of some grand memory, but because I made a ghastly mistake: I didn't dress her in patriotic garb. It was during our town's annual parade that I began noticing all of the other children. All around me little ones were proudly displaying our nation's colors; whether it be with a simple t-shirt or a pretty summer dress - each child was wearing red, white, and blue!
What was wrong with me?! How could I have forgotten? I had completely forsaken one of the cardinal rules of child-rearing (i.e. one must dress their child in garments that coordinate with the current holiday)!
"Never again," I vowed to myself. Never again.
This year when I realized that the 4th was quickly approaching, I took action to fulfill that vow I'd made years earlier... And made a sweet red ruffly skirt.
Quick to assemble and adorable to look at - I'll say what I've said time and time again: I want one for ME!
p.s. Blue will be incorporated through hair ribbons on those cute pigtails!