You know arguing with a 3-year-old about her wardrobe selection is a waste of your time.
And yet, you still find yourself insisting pajamas and a tutu are unacceptable attire for Thanksgiving dinner. (Yes, you have become your mother.)
When the occasion calls for something you’ll both adore, try J’dorable, local designer Myriah Zaytoun’s line of fancy togs for little girls.
Zaytoun cuts no corners: Her dresses, coats, and separates are made using luscious, textured fabrics, specialized design techniques, and the kind of fancy-pants craftsmanship that’s normally reserved for high-end women’s wear. (The layered ruffles of the subtly sparkly Ashlynn coat require 21 pattern pieces.)
Each feminine silhouette, from the scallop-hemmed Sarafina to the full-skirted Madison flower girl dress, is a meticulously made heirloom-to-be. Perfection doesn’t come cheap, but your little fashion bug will be able to pass it on to the next generation.
And so the cycle continues.
Halloween/Dia de los Muertos in the Gourmet Ghetto
What: A free celebration of gourmet ghoulishness with a children’s costume contest (today), an ofrenda, giant papier-mache heads (Wed.), and food trucks.
Why: One-eyed monster pizza.
When: Epicurious Garden, Mon., 4 p.m.; Gourmet Ghetto, Wed., 5-9 p.m.
Where: Epicurious Garden, 1511 Shattuck Ave., b/t Vine & Cedar Sts., Berkeley; Gourmet Ghetto, Shattuck Ave., b/t Rose & Vine Sts., Berkeley.
What: Tiburon’s nature sanctuary resumes its fall program, inviting tots ages 2-4 to commune with the creatures of the bay.
Why: Soak up the waning sun.
When: Thru Dec. 15. Thurs., 9:30 & 11 a.m.
Where: Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 376 Greenwood Beach Rd., Tiburon. Register online at tiburonaudubon.org or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $105.
Ivy and Bean Book No. 8: No News Is Good News
What: In local kidlit scribe Annie Barrows’s newest title (available Tues.), the madcap duo of Pancake Court launches a neighborhood newspaper.
Why: Giggle as you turn.
When: Books Inc. reading, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. Bookshop West Portal reading, Nov. 13, 11 a.m.
Where: Chronicle Books, 1846 Union St., b/t Laguna & Octavia Sts. (415-345-8435); Books Inc., 2251 Chestnut St., b/t Pierce & Scott Sts. (415-931-3633); Bookshop West Portal, 80 W. Portal Ave., b/t Vicente & Ulloa Aves. (415-564-8080).
Photo: Bret Cole Photography