Monday, August 18, 2008

Mommy daughter day AKA: my attempt to make Bella girly

(enlarge this pic to see Bella's new earrings)

Most of you who know my daughter know she is a tomboy through and through. She loves horses, hates to wear skirts, would rather play legos with Riley than play with her Barbies, etc. I don't know why it bothers me, I was the same way when I was a little girl. Maybe it is because I have my boy and I want my little girl to let me have tea parties with her, braid her hair and play dress up. Ya, fat chance!

Two weeks ago we walked in to WalMart and they had a table set up with lots of goodie bags on it and balloons. They were doing free earpiercing with the purchase of a pair of their earrings. I had tried to get Bella to get her ears pierced at the fair, and even bought her a pair of horsey earrings to wear. No luck, she was afraid it would hurt. Of course it hurts, but I wasn't going to tell her that! This time, I was smart. I said, "Look Bella, if you get your ears pierced they give you a goodie bag filled with candy." Magic word- candy!!! She sat down, picked out a cute little pair of pink studs (okay okay, she wanted the blue ones but I persuaded her to get the pink ones) and said she was ready!

She cried. She cried for about 60 seconds and then said, "Can I have my candy now?" That's my girl!!!!

I was so excited by her venture into girliness that I told Ryan I was taking her for some mommy daughter time and we went to get pedicures. Can you guess what kind of nail polish she picked out? No, not blue, but green sparkles. No pink, red, etc. Green. Ugh! She wasn't too thrilled with watching me get mine done (she had her pedi first) until I asked for a flower on my toe. She loooved that. When the technician finished with me, they redid Bella's so she could have a flower. They took off her green (woohoo) and painted hers a hot pink to match mine, added a flower and called it a day! We sat under the weird black light dryer thingies for a few minutes then went home to show off our pretty feet to the boys.

Hooray!!! Now, if I could only get her to wear a dress!


Anonymous said...

But I liked the green!

Anonymous said...

(I KNEW Jill would say that!!)

Kate, such a fun post! I wanted to enlarge the last pic (of the toes) but I couldn't. You should make it your computer desktop, it's so cute!

I didn't know Bella wasn't girly! I'm glad you have a blog so we can keep in touch. :)