Saturday, February 5, 2011

Princess Stylez

So while the boys were busy sticking Spiderman stickers all over their birthday crowns last weekend, Ashley and I made gorgeous princess hats for ourselves.  She was so excited about this project.  She even made a "list" the night before of all the different crafting supplies we'd need.  Glue, scissors, markers, circly things, that black stuff, the shiny stuff...can you tell she's my daughter?

Anyway, the next day we got everything out and started crafting away.  (Don't look at her hair.  We had a severe Heidi braid malfunction that morning.  No need to worry - we're all fine now.)

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Ashley was having a blast, but as is the case with many five year olds, she has a severe glue addiction problem.  So all her little princess jewels kept sliding down the glue avalanche created by the slant of her princess hat.  It was quite frustrating.

So eventually, she switched to using stickers.  With a few pockets of glitter here and there.  Behold, Ashley's princess hat!

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To be honest, I thought it looked a little bit ghetto.  You know...like she was the princess from the wrong side of the kingdom.  So I offered to let her have mine, too.  I mean, it turned out so pretty.  So dainty.  So princessly perfect in every way.  See????

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She took one look at it and said "No thanks."

What the heck!?  Who wouldn't want my gorgeous princess hat!?  Does she not have any fashion sense whatsoever?!?!

I have a feeling this does not bode well for future shopping trips we may take together. 

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19 comments:

Belle n' Kent said...

Accept it now: 9 times out of 10, Mom taste DOES NOT = Daughter taste. (Generation gap??)

You should have a blog giveaway for your princess hat. (HAHAHA) Maybe then she'll realize how great it really is when people start clamoring for it. ;)

PaisleyJade said...

Haha - so cute! Your hat rocks but obviously wasn't quite her style ;)

T B said...

That looks like so much fun! I can't wait to do this with my daughter :) Well, I can... because I don't ever want her to grow up. lol.

Rebecca said...

This is adorable...I want one to wear around my house so everyone will bow down. Just for one day...do you guys contract out?

Jen said...

I don't know what's wrong with her, I totally want that hat.

Amber said...

I love this idea! Thanks for sharing. And yes, your princess hat ROCKS!!

Big Momma said...

i love your princess hat, she's crazy! : )

it's things like this that make me sad that i only have boys. nobody to make princess hats with!

--Alex

Funny in My Mind said...

Send me that hat, asap.
As my sister said (when her son had to have silver crowns put on his teeth because he freaked out over the drill)"we are all a little bit ghetto, some more than others"
save the hat for her 16th birthday party

blueviolet said...

You crack me up! I love your girlishy delightful hat. However I respect her need to be a bad girl!

What a fun activity!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

LOVE both hats and she is sooooo cute :)

Barbara Manatee said...

if SHE doesn't want it, I'll take it!

The whole "let them do it their way" thing was a tough lesson to learn as a teacher and a parent...but I must admit, I do love what they come up with (sometimes...ok most of the time...)

Liz said...

Although I "appreciate" her stickered-glory of a hat, I'd PAY for the one you made!!

sara said...

What? You think the alien driving the tricked out vw is ghetto?

Also, is it wrong that I really, really want the hat you made?

Lauren P. said...

happy belated to your boys! you're a princess hat making pro! ;)

wonderchris said...

The wrong side of the kingdom girls are always more fun! ;) Rock it out, Ashley!

Brandy@YDK said...

sorry - i love me some lisa frank stickers. you can't win them all.

gringationcancun said...

HAHAHAHA I love them both.

Sparkles :)

Katherine said...

I love that you just call it like it is. My mom gave me a hard time for saying that my son's "artwork" looked like crap (obviously not in front of my son.) But hey, running a marker through the middle of the picture just doesn't do it for anyone.

Danae said...

Most of my kids' artwork looks like it came from the "other" side of the kingdom. And my 7 year old daughter does not take my fashion advice nicely. Yesterday I told her she should not wear a blue and black flowered top with a white skirt that had brown and yellow polka dots. Honestly.