She wanted to change her clothes mid-day, and in an effort to talk her out of it, I reminded her that her teacher told her how she was "gorgeous" in what she wore to school this morning.
Caroline clucked. "Oh Mom, being pretty is just a dream."
I asked what she meant.
"Feeling pretty is all in your head. You make yourself pretty with your brain, not some silly dress."
"Besides, those shorts I want to wear are really, really cute."