Punky Brewster? The cute and spunky little orphan from the 80's sitcom? Well, sometimes I look at my daughter and think I'm currently living with my own little Spunky Punky!
Do you see the resemblance? And I think they even have a shared love for colorful socks and Converse sneakers. Kayla now owns three pair of very bright colored sneakers and countless crazy socks that she usually wears mismatched ~ more color that way. And did you know that you can even BUY them that way? Yes, we now own a package of 12 socks which are all a different pattern, and whose package states how many possible combinations there are within. I could never do that. I must be symmetrical at all times, but I'm so happy my girl is able to pull it off!
We visited a new art museum on the campus of my alma mater, and Kayla was quick to take the offered sketch kit for our tour. She loves drawing, and produces WAY more pieces of art than our refrigerator or magnets can sustain. We have no magnets at our sabbatical "home" here in Texas, so the artwork is piling up in various locations around the house ~ including my purse!
Sweet little thing. It dawned on her only after she had sketched Saint Agatha, just exactly what that "bread" on the platter was. We had to do a close reading of the semi-cryptic description of the painting to discover that St. Agatha was a Christian martyr and that this painting depicted only one of the tortures she endured. (And now I can only imagine who will land on this blog post that mentions both Punky Brewster AND St. Agatha, and I would be willing to bet they've never been mentioned in the same posting before now.)
Even two different colored ponytail holders! (Again, such a thing would never even dawn on me.) Bright. Colorful. Joyful. Spunky. Persistent. Creative. Thoughtful. That's my girl, and I'm so thankful she's mine!