damn right! it was her book with which to do whatever she pleased. and who writes a book for little tiny people and the pictures aren't in color? she was doing her thing and not bothering anybody. now she would use that phrase and be totally in the wrong but you didn't know whether to smile or correct her because she is such a cutie. even at 11 now, she's the cutest kid.
i think the biggest lesson i learned in '08 was the take-away message behind what that baby was saying. as long as you're doing what makes you happy, who cares what someone else has to say about it. i hate when someone offers unsolicited input on something that affects them in no way. i used to ask people, "how would your life change knowing the answer to that question" when they inquired about who so-and-so was dating or who i was talkin' to. like really. shut your mouth.
that's particularly relevant to anything that's happening for me currently but i just randomly thought about it.