Thursday, November 27, 2008

Picking My Battles

Now with the turkey haze in full swing, as well as the Manhattans, I can look back to a wonderful Thanksgiving.

We always have Thanksgiving dinner at our extended family's house. It was really great! The food was superb, and the clean-up was painless. As far as I'm concerned, it was the perfect Thanksgiving, except for one small glitch.

A couple of weeks ago we were in the car and we were talking about Thanksgiving. Vivi, still in Halloween mode, asked this question;

Vivi: "What costume do I wear for Tanksgiving?"

Me: "You don't wear a costume, you wear a pretty dress."

She was quiet for a couple of minutes, like she was pondering something.

Vivi: " I'm gonna wear my Alice in Wonderland dress, it's my prettiest." (Vivi was Alice at her birthday party as well as Halloween)

Matt and I kind of looked over at each other.

Matt: (quietly) "She'll be over it in a couple of weeks."

Over the next few weeks, she told everyone she was wearing that dress. I took her to a bunch of different stores so she could pick out a new dress. No such luck.

This morning she woke up and got the dress out of the closet. It took a lot of convincing on my part to make her wait until it was time to start getting ready to put it on.

So here we were showing up at the door for dinner, me dressed up, Emerson dressed up, Matt in his work uniform (he's on call today), and Vivi rocking the Alice dress with a HUGE grin on her face.

After dinner my mother (cause she's evil) asked what dress she was going to wear for Christmas? Guess what Vivi said?

I'm going to have to buy her one of those Disney Princess dresses, just so we have some variety!


Tori_z said...

What's the betting that she still wants the Alice In Wonderland dress even after you buy a Disney Princess one? LOL!

Heather said...

Aww, that's so sweet. At least it was an Alice dress. Both my boys were convinced that they really were Peter Parker and dressed up like Spiderman for a month at a time. To the YMCA, the grocery, tried church but I drew the line there.

They're only little once. Take lots of pictures, 'cause she probably won't believe you when you tell this story at her wedding someday.

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. Ours was really good, too!

heathersister said...

Good for you for letting her wear it, that sweet little thing. Let us know what princess dress you get her and if she wants to wear it on Christmas!

heathersister said...

Dang, look at that. Sisters doin the blog thing at the same time. I just got home from her house a short time ago. That is too funny.

ChicagoLady said...

Could have been worse, she could have wanted to stay in her pajamas. I say...let kids wear a favorite dress while they still want to wear dresses. I know I hated them by the time I was in 1st grade, lol.

LadyStyx said...

Chicago's right, it coulda been worse. You mighta had to fight to get clothes ON her.....