Anyway, the three of us head out. Felix lost his first tooth yesterday so he's telling anyone who will listen. Annie is hauling around this very blonde American Girl doll. I mention that she is very blonde because Annie tells me regularly that only blonde people are pretty (PS I have very dark hair). She says, "I love you Mommy, but you are NOT blonde." End. Of. Story.
Breathe in the pink...
Anyway, long story short
There is a brief silence and then...an insane screaming from a teeny tiny girl with blonde hair, "IT'S NOT FAIR! IT'S NOT FAIR!IT'S NOT FAIR! IT'S NOT FAIR!" breathe, breathe "I can't breathe! I can't breathe!" breathe breathe "IT'S NOT FAIR!" Blue face.
I don't think the 19 year old sales guy knew what hit him. I calmly paid. Then picked her up and walked out of the store. I am grateful that she only weighs 32 pounds because I am not that big either. I told her life stinks when you can't find shoes in your size. I totally agreed that it wasn't fair, but there wasn't much I could do about it.
She cried almost all the way home until something Felix said made her laugh and it was as though nothing had ever happened.
Vacation can feel remarkably like teaching First Grade. I love it, but man is it exhausting.