Josephine is small. I mean she's petite and most of her third grade class is taller than she is. I tell her that she gets it from me, 'cause I'm short. I have to get people in the grocery store to reach things for me. Her big personality makes up for her little size.
Yesterday we were at Goodwill, looking for a bargain. Josephine turns to me and we had this Cute Kid Quote Conversation:
J: Mom, remember we were in here last time and I saw that Monster High t-shirt I liked? You wouldn't buy it for me 'cause it's a character.
M: Yes, I remember.
J: Well the next day I saw that same t-shirt on a kid at school.
M: Was it someone in your class?
J: It was a kindergartner.
Poor kid, even a kindergartner is bigger.
As a side note: I have quite rigid rules on my kids becoming billboards for characters. No sponge bob, no mickey mouse. No characters. None. There are three exceptions to this rule - superheroes, teams the child is a part of (like Charlie's swim team shirt or Rachel's theater production t-shirts), and rock bands. Those "endorsements" are fine. But for rock bands you have to be able to sing three songs. Rules are rules.