Emily and I have been reading the Ramona books. Some days I'm not sure if this is the best idea as Emily identifies a little too well with Ramona but I loved them as a kid and am enjoying sharing them with her. An interesting side effect of reading Ramona is that Ramona mostly wears slacks or as we would say these days pants. This combined with my unwavering rule that people who go to school must wear leggings or playground shorts under skirts and Emily has really warmed up to wearing pants. Once or twice she has even chosen to skip the skirt and just wear a shirt and leggings. That meant these cute little monkey pants were finished just in time.