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— retro noun: relating to, reviving, or being the styles and especially the fashions of the past : fashionably nostalgic or old-fashioned
I am officially old enough that "retro" is tapping into my childhood. How many hours did I while away playing with My Little Ponies? Brushing their perpetually tangled and matted manes. Fitting shoes onto their hooves as though it were perfectly normal for ponies to actually wear shoes. Dreaming up stories that involved a group of benevolent and kind ponies saving the valley from drought or caring for a nursery of baby ponies in a ridiculously elaborate pony "town".
Today as I was perusing Princess #4's closet, I came across a forgotten shirt emblazoned with a familiar scene. Not today's ponies. Not the cool, pre-teen version with sparkly hair and things like MP3 players branded on their backsides. Just the honest, sweet, albeit unnaturally colored pony from my childhood. I couldn't resist putting it on her. She has no clue what she's parading across her baby belly. But I get a little wave of nostalgia and a thrill of childhood each time I see her march by.
I wise friend once told me, "if you've done it once, you can't do it again." Fortunately I've got ways to get around this rule. And the ponies look adorable on her little belly.
**I need to apologize that the print on my blog keeps getting smaller and smaller. I'm using Safari and I don't think Blogger likes it very much. So just break out your magnifying glasses for awhile until I can figure it out.