Dress Up Day at Pierce School (turkey at lunch, celebrate Thanksgiving....all very colonial).
Colby's all set with his little cardigan, trouser thing goin' on. Even works his part with his hair. Little slick-down (he's such a Felix Ungar).
And for Maia, I've already art-directed her sweet, hip outfit (weeks in advance).
And Maia refuses to wear it, this beautiful, high-end sweater dress that was a gift to her. And since I'm such an insecure control freak and desperately want her to wear it I find myself pulling out all the stops to force her to wear it. It's Dress Up Day at Pierce, fergodsakes!
First it's a quiet plea.
Then it's a joking beg.
Finally, it goes from 'I'll pay you' , then 'I'll pay you $20'to a last-ditch-effort 'I'll buy you a toy'. Desperate times=desperate measures. Scott overhears all this and tries to stop the madness with verbal persuasion. Yeah, right.
Ultimately, Maia wins. She doesn't wear the 'ugly pea soup-colored blanket sweater'.
And I try to recover my pride.