In my defense, it was my own fault for taking Ellie into the Disney Store. Why did I do it? I don't know. Maybe it is because I like Disney. Maybe it is because I never ever been to Disney World or even Disney Land and the mall's Disney Store is the closest I will ever get. Or maybe I am just a glutton for punishment. Seriously, who takes a kid into the Disney store and not buy anything?!?!?! Clearly not me.
Never the less, I brought my 3 year-old daughter into the Disney Store where she grabbed the stuffed Minnie Mouse toy right off the shelf.
And promptly shoved Minnie's glove into her mouth all while signing "Monkey Mouse". Oh you didn't know? Mickey and Minnie are actually monkeys according to Ellie Bear.
How could I not buy Minnie? I mean, she got chewed on. Of course I had to buy it for her.
As for the dress. . . . well, Bear doesn't know The Princesses, but she does know the little Sofia from the Disney channel. They sing and there is a bunny that talks. The dress was purple and sparkly and over-priced.
There was a tantrum. A huge tantrum. I did not give in. Well, not exactly. We left the store with only Minnie Mouse yesterday evening. Just Minnie even though The Bear was crying and signing "dress" and I didn't even know Ellie knew the sign for "dress".
Only today, I went back to the Disney store and bought the ridiculously, overpriced, purple, sparkle dress while she was in preschool.
I had to, you see. It was first time my girl ever showed interest in dress up which is a huge developmental milestone (right?) and I walked right out the store. Plus, Ellie Bear got stabbed with a needle and had 4 huge vials of blood taken this morning. She cried and broke out in petechiae all of her face and arm. How could I not buy the dress?
Ellie = Most Spoiled Child Ever
Mom = Push-Over who secretly wants a sparkly dress and tiara . . . and matching sparkly shoes, with a wand.
|Guess what she is watching?|
|Clearly every princess needs to wear Converse sneakers with skulls and pink laces.|