Last night we went to a gathering with family (who happen to be friends). Caroline has about a bajillion cousins, and she loves playing with them all. Cousin Clara, who is a mature 11 year old, arrived in a opalescent aqua wide headband. Caroline's eyes were glued on that headband from the moment Clara walked in the door. Clara took the headband off at one point and put it on the coffee table. Caroline asked Clara if she could "look at it." And she did. It was apparent via her gentle touches that she coveted that beautiful headband. Aunt Anne saw this and offered to help Caroline try it on.
It looked vaguely like the crowning of Miss America.
Anne took Caroline to the bathroom to check herself out in the mirror. When she returned, Anne reported the following exchange.
Anne: Don't you look pretty?
Caroline: I do. I have a clippie in my hair AND this headband.
Anne: And what do you think about that?
Caroline: [voice cracking] I think it's FANTASTIC!