Coming around the corner to discover Miss E engaged in one of her favorite occupations: endless hand-washing. Said washing usually results in a clothing change if I let it go on too long, so since this picture we’ve been limiting the hand-washing sessions to a respectable length of time and she’s fine with that. But deny her this after-meal ritual and you will be sorry. Basically, you will rue the day you deny her anything her big brothers get to do. But in this case, given that it’s hand-washing, I think we can let her have her way a little.

She had her way with the hat, that day, too. In fact, I think her daddy let her wear it to bed. He knows how to choose his battles.

*embrace the camera: join the party at

(for some reason I can’t get the ETC image up this week)