I wasn't really sure that Sam had a "fabulous ensemble" but RSVP'd for this fancy lemonade-tea party anyway. Saturday morning we scoured our closets and Sam carefully selected his ensemble: cowboy boots, camo pants, camo sweatshirt, camo hat. He was so proud of his outfit. "I look handsome, Mom!"
As we were getting out of the car, I coached Sam on his manners. We'd been practicing saying "Happy Birthday!" and "Thanks for having us over."
Me: It's Kenzie's birthday party. What are you going to say to her when you see her?
Sam: Um. I don't know.
Me: Remember? We practiced. What are you going to tell Kenzie?
Sam (smiling): I'll tell her, 'I look handsome!'
(After I stopped laughing, I reminded him about nice manners again. He actually said, "Happy Birthday, Kenzie. You look pretty.")