rue's dictionary | volume 1

AH-DA

 

definition:

hat

usage:

When anyone wears a hat, point to it and say “ah-dah!"

suspected etymology: 

When Rue was about six months old, I discovered that I could make her laugh by putting something on my head, then pretending to sneeze so it fell off. Soon, she started trying it, too—except that she couldn’t say “ah-choo,” only “ah-da.” Now, anything that goes on a head is an “ah-da."

vaguely related:

1. Hats are a popular topic in our household—not only does Rue delight in talking about them, but Ike is actually terrified of them, and has been since he was a puppy. If we want him to leave us alone, asking "do you want a hat?" usually does the trick.

2. In preparation for her first bike ride, I've been following Rue around with a helmet for the past week telling her it's her "special hat" and clapping every time it touches her head. 

culottes for mom


I remember my mom loved culottes. She bought them for me, for herself, and she probably would have bought them for my dad if he would have let her. 


I think she would be happy to know that culottes are back, and that I own two pairs. 


I can't promise that I'll jump on board when her next favorite 90s trend, puff painted t-shirts, come back in style.