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Sass In Boots

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That’s my girl Nora, on her way to fish frogs out of the neighbor’s pool drain this afternoon. She’s wearing a t-shirt that was mine when I was about her age. I can’t explain the rubber boots. She thought they would look fashionable.

Just so you know, we’re doomed. She’s all about attitude now. Yesterday, trying to make her teen geek brother go away and stop bothering her with facts about space, she sniffed, “Science impresses nobody under 12!” Last night she advised me to hire a lawyer to sue the movie studios to compel them to make a film of Little Way. So, y’all watch out. This one is trouble.

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11 Comments To "Sass In Boots"

#1 Comment By Josh McGee On June 13, 2013 @ 10:50 pm

Fun, fun times. Our oldest loves to go to the creek below our house and snatch crawdads out of the water.

#2 Comment By Sands On June 13, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

If seeing a little girl head out to catch frogs wearing purple rubber boots and a snow cone strained crooked smile ain’t stress relieving, I don’t know what is. They grow up why too fast.

#3 Comment By Patrick Moore On June 13, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

Daughters — one of God’s great gifts to fathers. Mine was two just a minute ago, now just turned 12. Thank God for daughters!

#4 Comment By RB On June 13, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

Seriously awesome kid. ๐Ÿ™‚

#5 Comment By JonF On June 14, 2013 @ 5:53 am

You still have clothes from your childhood? Should we call Hoarders on you? ๐Ÿ™‚
The oldest thing in my closet is a t-shirt commemorating the UofMich’s basketball championship in 1989; I think I kept it as a relic as I have not worn it in I can’t think how many years.

#6 Comment By Tini Do On June 14, 2013 @ 6:35 am

Very fashionable! Great sense of style. And a great comeback: “Science impresses nobody under 12!” ROFL!!

#7 Comment By CatherineNY On June 14, 2013 @ 7:29 am

Mine is nearly 11, and she would love those boots. I need to “source” a pair for her, as they say around here. So, you’re going to get that movie made, aren’t you? I think all of your combox friends should get to be extras. I’ll be in the New York scenes.

#8 Comment By Cbalducc On June 14, 2013 @ 10:00 am


Are you affected by the chemical plant explosion in Geismar?

[NFR: No, but thanks for asking. That’s about 50 miles south of us. — RD]

#9 Comment By reflectionephemeral On June 14, 2013 @ 10:25 am

โ€œScience impresses nobody under 12โ€ is genius.

#10 Comment By alcogito On June 14, 2013 @ 11:24 am

Fashionable? Bosh. She’s off to catch frogs in a ditch. Those boots are practical – but also a great color.

#11 Comment By Annek On June 14, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

She’s so adorable. Great photo!