Today, Princess was repeating, "I'm Grandma!" From my vantage point I had no idea what she was talking about. All I could see was her decked out in her bling (as she would call it: her "bedazzler" birthday girl shirt, sparkely shorts and princess birthday crown.). Nothing Grandma about it.
As I trudged up the driveway, her feet came into view. She was wearing Grandma's shoes.
The kids do that a lot. Strap on a pair of adult shoes and play grown-up. "I'm Mommy!" "I'm Daddy!" "I'm Poppin!" "I'm Granny!" "I'm Gramps!" Yet they don't change one other thing.
I think that whoever it was that started the expression, "He has big shoes to fill" had been watching children.
Happy Birthday baby girl. I have every confidence that you'll fill out those shoes nicely. I'm so proud of you.
(And I'm still so glad I'm not in labor!)