the paleontologist’s new clothes

Best. Shirt. Ever.
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After The Kidling behaved almost perfectly on our painfully long trip home from Wisconsin Dells Sunday, I decided to give her a shirt I bought forever ago and have been saving as a reward. 

Seriously. Is that the best darned thing you’ve ever seen? 

Just as I hoped, my little dinosaur lover was delighted. She couldn’t put it on soon enough. The pajamas came off and the shirt went on. Alice proudly declared, “This is a paleontologist shirt.” 

The Mama: Better put your skirt on. 

Alice: No. That’s not what paleontologists wear. 

The Mama: Oh. So paleontologists just wear T. Rex shirts and underwear? 

Alice: Yes. 

The Mama: (laughs) 

Alice: Really, Mom. It’s true. That’s what paleontologists wear. Sometimes they do. Really. (thinks for a moment and rejects the skirt. Selects, instead, a pair of jeans) I want jeans. That’s what paleontologists wear. I know, because that’s what I saw Dr. Scott wear. 

The Mama: (grabs a pen and piece of paper) 

Alice: What are you writing? A story? Are you writing ‘paleontologists wear pants’ ? 

Yes, in fact.   **sigh**   I can’t get anything by this kid.

About The Mamahttp://kidlingville.comProfessional talker, editor, emailer, problem solver, adjunct lecturer, blogger, and mother to the brilliantly absurd Kidling.

13 thoughts on “the paleontologist’s new clothes

  1. Logan asked me to tell Alice that her mom needs to get her a hat and vest too. Then she can be more like a paleontologist. Oh, and he wants a shirt just like that! AND maybe they can dig for dinosaur bones together, “you know like some day…” *shoulder shrug*

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