Josie: "We can wear tank tops to school, but the straps have to be at least three fingers wide."
Me: "That sounds like a good rule. They probably want you covered so you're not cold while you're trying to learn."
Josie: "No. It's because they're not appropriate for school."
Me: "That's a big word, do you even know what appropriate means?"
Josie: "It's when you just shouldn't do something."
Me: "Okay. I have rules at work for what I can wear too, there's lots of reasons, we won't worry about it."
Josie: "I'm ready for gymnastics!"
Me: "Okay have fun! Before you go... do you know what's the most important thing to have for gymnastics?"
Me: "You need to keep trying things even if they're hard. You can't give up. You need... perseverance! Do you know what perseverance is?"
Me: "Have you ever heard of perseverance?"
Me: "Okay, well... it's a lot more important than appropriate."
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