When we went to see Puss in Boots, I had no idea how much Sarah would identify with one of the characters. Every day, for over a week, she dressed up as Kitty Softpaws. Last weekend, she wore her cat face all day long, in and out of the house. (I am fascinated by her lack of self consciousness.) She stopped only when they learned about the first Thanksgiving at school. She then decided to dress up as a pilgrim instead. I'm curious to see if she starts dressing up like a cat again, or if something else will capture her imagination . . . Whatever she chooses, I'll shake my head and smile, admiring the little girl she still is.