Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sweet Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn has been sick for the past week.  She was so miserable that I finally took her to urgent care on Sunday morning.  Sure enough, both of her ears were infected.  Poor Gwenners!  She has been so fussy... not wanting me to hold her but then when I would set her down she would cry even more.  Basically, she has been miserable.  The dr. prescribed her some medicine and today is the first day that she has not been a crying mess.  She actually had the desire this afternoon to play with her toys.  I am so relieved to know that she feels better and is back to her happy and sweet self. 

Princess Jammies

About a year ago, Elle and I were running through WalMart and I was in a hurry to check out. While we were standing in line, Elle saw an enormous TACKY Disney Princess display.  She promptly begged for the shiny polyester, horribly ugly, princess (did I mention polyester) purple nightgown (1st picture above). I told her no, no and again, no.  She of all children did not need a new pair of pajamas.  I promptly reminded her of all of the adorable PJ sets she had at home...the cute toile pajamas with her monogram on them or how about the pink cotton ones embroidered with "I love you" on the pocket?  She wasn't having it.  So I hesitantly agreed.  It has been a year and those have been her favorite jammies.  They got a hole in them and so I gleefully threw them away.  Elle saw them in the trash and began to cry.  I told her that they were just too small now and that it was time to say good bye.  She was so sad, so I told her, "OK, let's go online and you can pick out a replacement pair."  We found a (slightly less tacky...but not much) pair.  For the last week, she ran to the mailbox everyday to see if they had arrived.  Well, yesterday they did. She wore them to bed last night and was in heaven.  She even slept in her princess shoes...I am not kidding.  I asked her how much she loved them and she put both of her arms out and said, "this much!" I need to put blinders on her when we go to WalMart from now on.  Heaven help me if I ever bring home the matching trash can and drapery set!