The first photo shows Skylar sleeping on her mom, during her first day in the world:
The second dates from our vacation last month. A half hour earlier, Skylar had asked for a straw sun hat for sale in a shop full of curios and second-hand items. Seeing that it was a new hat, made in China, and selling for $16, we said, "No."
Skylar was annoyed at first, but we eventually got her to make a more practical purchasing decision. We walked back to the awesome Pannikin coffee house, so Kim could use the bathroom and order more stuff. Skylar and I waited outside. And the gears started turning. She began to talk about the hat, seeing whether a new strategy might soften our resistance. When it became apparent that I was not going to give in, Skylar began to show me some of the attitude for which she may one day be famous. This is the face of a fearsome intellectual adversary. Trust me.