I could not believe my luck when this little blue elf, trailing along a village street with his mum, not only let me take his photo, but happily twirled beside these rose bushes for my camera. To be honest, I had never met a young chap who delighted in popping on a flounce dress, but he owned it so confidently.
Some people might consider this behaviour a bit outside the norm, but who cares? Certainly not ‘Rapunzel’ here (the headscarf was his approximation of flowing, climb-able locks), who was completely happy in his wild, child’s abandon. And not his mum, clearly supportive of her son’s right to wear a dress if he chooses.
He made me smile out loud, and this time I didn’t hesitate to ask to take some photos. Bless!