That's what he said to me when he emerged from the room.
"I a fair-wee pin-cess, Mama! Wook!"
I smiled and gushed over his beautiful smile.
He felt beautiful.
And he was.
Inside he shined. "Wook at me!" , he said. Then I asked him if he wanted to take a picture.
So we went to find the camera. His pose was pensive and very Swan Lake meets serious-thoughtful face.
He hugged me and said that his sister gave him the dress to wear. He was so happy that she had chosen this dress for him.
I snapped away and Plum came out to join the photo shoot.
I felt a lump rise in my throat remembering the story of a little boy who was killed by his father for doing exactly what my precious son was doing this morning. My heart ached. But right there in front of me was my boy. In all of his princess glory. I showed him the pics and he ran off to play with his baby sister. And I whispered these three words to myself. Which is the Pearl for this holiday weekend.
Let them be.
See you on Monday!
*Sunday's Pearl is something kind of like wisdom wrapped up in an idea or random bit of something or another. It might be something awesome, something awful or a lesson that I learned during the week. Every Sunday I put that lesson here. Let my wisdom words inspire or frighten you. xoxox, Mama Pants *