Thursday, July 11, 2013

I Gave In

I gave in and bought Ellie the stuffed Minnie Mouse doll. . . and the Sofia the First dress.

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.


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18 comments:

  1. I think a new sign and new interest = straight A's on a report card. She deserves it. You are a fabulous mommy and Ellie is not the most spoiled child I promise she is lovely.

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  2. While you're buying dresses, I'm buying hundreds of various bouncing balls. At least she won't launch that dress at your head in a fit of anger like Owen will do with all of the balls!

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    1. Oh Owen! Ellie loves BALL. . . BALL BALL BALL!!!!! That is all she will shout once she sees on. BALL! I can just picture Mr. Owen chucking a ball at your head. Oooh, what a hot mess.

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  3. And how could you not!!! You want to encourage her milestones! Plus needles suck and she totally deserves a princess dress!

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  4. love! Abbie has a Disney Store gift card that I have a feeling will be spent on Sofia the First stuff if we ever make it up to the mall to check out the Disney Store. Maybe your post will inspire me. :-)BTW-Love Ellie!

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    1. I am more than willing to take that pesky Disney Store gift care off your hands. It seems like the Sofie Princess stuff just popped up over night. Abbie needs a matching dress. I mean, come on! The purple goes with her glasses.

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  5. Too cute! Target has the Sofia stuff too . . . probably a lot cheaper. Check it out for accessories before going back to the Disney Store!! Haleigh begs for the Sofia stuff every.single.time. we go into Target.

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    1. Chele, you are evil! I LOVE Target and now I will be going nuts in the Target store, BUT at least I can say to Baby Drews that I actually saved us money :)

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  6. I think Ellie has a lot of stiff competition in the most spoiled department. After all, people buy their kids stuff without such justified and compelling reasons all the time.

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    1. Oooh, you do make a good argument. That is very true.

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  7. That dress was made for her. She is too adorable!

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    1. Thanks! You know that Arlynn needs a princess dress to go with that cool purse you got her. Diva!!!!

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  8. Whatever! I love that dress and the converse shoes together. She could not be any cuter. Having fun catching up on your little princess.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! Yes, the Converse were a lovely consignment store find. I love the skulls but I think she loves the laces because they are pink.

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  9. LOL, my daughter used to think the Disney Store WAS Disneyland and always asking if I could to take her to Disneyland in the mall.

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