Two years ago, when Jessie was three, they made a pilgrim girl costume at daycare. It was simple, a white paper collar and a white paper hat. The hat was one piece of paper across the head stapled to a half-round piece in the back.
Oh, we all said, you are a pilgrim girl!
No, was her answer, I am a mailbox!
She was right. That thing on her head looked like a mailbox.
The year after she was a pilgrim girl.
I asked her about it this year.
No, no costumes, but that hat did look like a mailbox, she said.
(or happy mailbox day)