I had forgotten my childhood.
Well, not really, but I had forgotten my paper dolls. I have a huge collection of them, and I had forgotten all about it until today when my daughter asked me to print some of the Betsy McCall dolls for her. We were out of colored ink in our printer, so that didn't work, which led me to thinking of what else might be available. Then, kind of out of the blue, I remebered: I have LOTS of paper dolls. I have really good ones!
I have Queen Elizabeth and Empress Eugenie with beautiful dresses.
I have Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty with beautiful faces.
I have bride and groom paper dolls, and Marilyn Monroe, and Grace Kelly. I have ballet paper dolls with matching costumes from famous ballets. I played with these a Lot.
So no surprise, Maddie went for the dancers first.
I got a big grin on my face, and ran upstairs to dig them all out. Just the perfect thing for a drizzly summer morning.