Today I again had the pleasure of taking Hazel shopping for clothes. Meg is even busier than usual at the moment – things that go wrong always seem to come in groups for her, even more than for most people. Hazel and I always have a good time together. Meg is definitely the one of us that has the best sense of what is becoming to Hazel (or in fact to any one of us) so I have enjoyed having the ability to send pictures of the clothes being tried on back for instant (ish) consultation.
Today, our primary mission was to get something pretty but not fancy to wear to the end-of-year school party. Though we also were searching for shorts and tank tops – Hazel has just had a significant growth spurt and needs to get quite a few new clothes. We ended up buying a dress that it very becoming to Hazel with a matching short-sleeved shrug as well as two pairs of shorts and two tops. Here is the best picture of the dress we bought.
It is a lot of fun having a granddaughter. Hazel is just finishing second grade. She’s turning into a real reader – she spends quite a lot of time reading books. She is currently reading – and really loving – Betsy, Tacy and Tib, book 2 of the Betsy/Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace. These books were originally published in the 1940s, and I read them in the 50s. Meg read them in the 80s and loved them as I had. And now Hazel is reading them. So satisfying! Do any of you remember these books?
Although Hazel loves reading, she is not as exclusively oriented around reading as I was. She has two major non-school interests: theater and tae-kwon-do. Her next belt will be black. She has been an assistant to the teacher in the Little Dragons class for over a year, and the little kids love to have her help them. She’s a very charismatic individual. I couldn’t be prouder of her, and it’s always fun to have a little expedition with just the two of us. Having your grandchildren live nearby is one of the great pleasures in life!
I hope your weekend is being pleasant too!