Here's what 34-month-old Esmé has to say about...
...how the dress makes the girl:
"Once upon a time there was a princess. Her name was Esmé. She ate a chocolate popsicle and dripped chocolate on her green dress. Her mommy took her green dress off. So she wasn't a princess ANY more."
"I am going to be a baby when I grow up and poop in my pants."
So much for her father's ideas of neurosurgery.
While looking through a book of scary things and finding a picture of a white-wrapped mummy,
"That's a mommy? That's a very ugly mommy!"
...the drawing process:
While doing a number tracing worksheet, Esmé got bored with the "2s". So she decided to embellish a little.
"Look, I can write a 1! And another 1! Now I made an H. Now it is a circle with two legs! Now I'm making stripes. And an eye and another eye and a nose. I made a man!"