At the Doctor's office Macie pointed to everyone in the room and labeled them:
"Mommy! Baby! Daddy! Daddy!"
I asked her about the older gentleman who just walked in and she replied,
I made a horrible Mom mistake in letting Macie try on a Princess dress and shoes at the store. In making things easier for myself in the present, I am made things miserable for myself in the future. Eternal Principle #3: Things that are generally easiest to do or to avoid in the present, will come back to bite you in the butt in the future. Examples: procrastinating a term paper, eating 5 krispy Kremes, staying up all night, dating an idiot....the list goes on indefinitely. I digress.
Anyway, when it came to leaving, I had to literally pry the dress off my daughter amid blood curdling screams, ninja kicks, a six year old stranger who hasn't learned yet that it is rude to blatantly stare at a fool from 2 feet away, and other irritated onlookers. Badly done Melissa, badly done.
In the car, I told Macie she could not cry like that, and that I couldn't buy that dress for her.
She turned her head to the side, her chin quivered, and she avoided eye contact with me for the rest of the drive home.
Man 2 year olds are smart. And also, really hard.
But really, really cute,