Monday, December 06, 2010


Yesterday morning, I took Ellie to a birthday party. Skipping a shower, I wore my hair in a ponytail, which did not meet Stephanie's approval upon my return home. She insisted I take it out. She stomped. She sulked. She grumped. She wanted that ponytail gone. I, however, refused to cave, seeing it as no major affront to her health and well-being and therefore not a priority issue. Eventually, she stopped mentioning it and I figured we had moved on. I, of course, forgot who I was dealing with.

per·se·ver·ance noun \ˌpər-sə-ˈvir-ən(t)s\
Definition of PERSEVERANCE
: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering : steadfastness

Hours later, as I was cooking dinner, Stephanie started dragging a chair across the floor. We asked what she was doing, and she stated matter-of-factly that she wanted to "get the ponytail." We didn't understand what she meant. Here's what she had in mind:

If you look up "tenacious", you may find this pictorial sequence:

The last photo in the series might also be found under the definition for "stinker."

1 comment:

Mimi said...

This is most hilarious. Those pictures tell a thousand words! Usually I want to see everyones faces, but your back is so darn cute it was worth it to wait until the second set of pictures to see it! And the little monkey-schatz (is that the right word you use?) how happy and mischievous is SHE!!!

Thank you for sharing!