Grammy gave Sophie a fancy Belle costume for her birthday. And as if that wasn’t enough, she also presented her little granddaughter with a matching Belle tea service and cart. Papa assembled the cart this evening, and she very gracefully pushed it around, with ballet-like arm movements and pointed toes. Sophie is the antithesis of pinkmenot. She’s all about pink. And girly girl stuff. Those influences don’t come from us. They come from the world outside our home’s four walls. The periodic invasions of those aliens who whisper sweet pink nothings in Sophie’s ear are here to stay with us – indefinitely, it seems. At least the walls in her room are still blue. And until she’s able to hire and pay a master painter, those walls will remain blue. Very, very blue.