My daughter realizes she made a mistake. She regrets sharing with me that her teacher often says "fair is not always equal." This phrase has become a new favorite of mine and has supplanted my previous favorite mommy phrase: "that's a privilege, not a right." Believe me, it is a handy way to settle disputes about unequal portions of dessert, discrepant chore charts, and all matter of "how come she can do that?" complaints.
There are times, though, when my daughter readily admits that fair really is not always equal. After Janet made my little one a pair of mittens, she wanted to make a pair for my other daughter as well. But keen observer that she is, Janet had noticed that the older one is sooo not into pink and has a characteristically tween aversion to wearing things meant to keep you really warm. So she came up with these (Rav link):
They were a surprise to me, too, since I thought they were socks when I originally saw them. As you can tell from the shirt my daughter's wearing, this Regia colorway really captures her current color favorites really well, and she loves them. Brilliant!