Ava Thursday: Big smile
Ava drew this on the same day as this drawing, along with several other incredibly colorful characters, all with big smiles, done-up hair, and hip outfits. Check out the belly-button. Oh, and a funny thing about that: I noticed that Ava was really getting into her Pollies and Barbies for a while back around this time and she at one time mentioned to me that this girl (she held up a Polly) was cool because you can see her belly-button. Eh? Apparently all the 'cool' girls that she sees on TV and through her dolls have their mid-drifts showing. That's the big thing now. And my sweet innocent Ava, who's so impressionable at this age feels that a girl isn't 'cool' unless she shows off her tummy.
I don't know what to say about that. I did tell her that you don't have to show off your belly to be 'cool,' but who knows if she believed me at the time. All I could think was, "Why now? Aren't you supposed to be freaking me out about all this TEN years from now???"