Sunday, December 6, 2009
Ella was born a girly-girl. She loves hairbows, dresses, purses, and make up. She thinks she has to be adorned with jewelry to leave the house. She's all girl, and I love it. She told me a few weeks ago that to "relax" we should go shopping. I think we have a problem. A shopping problem. She's the only 5 year old girl I know who "goes shopping" at the school bookstore. She's been late to school twice this month because she likes to "shop" in the bookstore after I drop her off. The thing is, it doesn't matter what she's buying. She just likes to shop. The bookstore carries your normal school bookstore stuff: pencils, erasers, notebooks, dry erase markers. She can make this a shopping expedition. She tells me before school what she wants to buy and makes sure she has enough money. The bookstore closes 5 minutes before school starts, so she should be on time. Why can't she get to class? She stands in the hall admiring her purchases and showing them to her friends. She has been banned from the bookstore until after Christmas. We're going to Disney World in 2 weeks. What is she most excited about? Shopping at Tinker Bells' Fairy Treasures.