Now that my Gilrlie has grown out of little girlie sizes, it has been tough finding cute and appropriate clothing for her. It is almost like clothing retailers think that after kids pass that size 5 mark they should be dressing like teenagers. Even the organic tee companies with the great sayings have forgotten the elementary school set.
One day I was surfing around http://www.etsy.com/ when I found the cutest screeenprinted Abigail Adams shirt. Just like the rest of the retailers, this etsy artist only advertised the shirt in sizes 2 through 6. My Girlie usually wears a 10 in tee shirts. I emailed the artist and she agreed to make a size 10 Abigail Adams shirt for girlie.
When the shirt arrived, Girlie and I sat down together to find out more about old Abby Adams. Turns out she grew-up near where I grew-up. She wasn't formally educated, but was very smart. Abby was very outspoken when it came to woman's rights. Particularly for more opportunities for women in education. Abby spoke out against slavery. Pretty cool for the late 1700's!
Just as many of us wives realize to be true today, it is believed that Abigail had a lot of influence over her husband's decisions during his presidency.
My Gilrie proudly wears her Abigail Adams shirt often. Take that Barbie and Bratz! Take that Hannah and Zach!