Thursday, March 18, 2010
Pip Pip Cheerio
On Saturday morning, I woke up to find Ashley sitting on top of me.
"Mommy, we have a girl date today."
And she was right. We did.
It was cousin Ellie's 4th birthday party, and I was planning to take Ashley and then stick around in case my sister-in-law Jennifer needed any help. I'd been telling Ashley about it all week.
All the invitees were instructed to come dressed in princess dresses for a tea party extravaganza. Ashley eventually settled on wearing a pink dress with a sparkly crown. I settled on jeans and a sweater. Truth be told, I really wanted to wear a sparkly crown too but I didn't think I could pull it off. Plus I don't think they sell them at Old Navy.
Oh, if only I could go back to my childhood, when wearing sparkly princess crowns was socially acceptable. Oh, how I loved sparkly things! Sparkly barrettes, sparkly lip gloss, sparkly nail polish... Hmm. No wonder I like Twilight so much. I'm addicted to sparkle.
Anyway, once we arrived, Ashley forgot all about her "girl date" with me. I don't blame her. How can a mom in Old Navy jeans compete with 5 little girls dressed to the nines? Plus there were peanut butter and jelly sandwiches cut into stars. And butter mints!
(I think maybe I ate too many of the butter mints. Sorry, Jennifer.)
We had such a lovely time that I wish we could go a tea party every weekend! Although next time, I'm definitely wearing some sparkle.