For 5 years it was nothing but boys! My Christmas shopping revolved around footballs, Power Rangers, and Hot Wheels. When boys got old enough we began the sports, soccer, baseball, and football. Once I had boys I totally bypassed the Barbie and Dress Up isles in the store, never even gave it a second thought. Then five years later along comes Honey! I can’t tell you how excited I was to learn I was having a little girl. Such an unexpected surprise. I love my boys and always wanted a boy first so that my daughter (or in my case son) would have an older brother to protect them. After having two boys I couldn’t quite resign myself to no more children. My husband and I did not “plan” on more children and were quite shocked when we found out about our sweet little Honey. As I’ve mentioned in prior post she was a blessing sent to use from her grandfather who passed on and left us with our little princess.
Before I had a girl I HATED the color pink and I was never thrilled by flowers and frills. I was not a tomboy when I was young but I never really considered myself “girlie”. After having a little girl however I found myself buying everything purple and pink, flowers and bows. Then eventually Honey came into her own, she loved to play in the dirt, got excited when she found a frog or lizard and couldn’t wait to tell the boys, otherwise known as Bud and Nick. She would run through the house in just shorts, if the boys can get away with wearing no shirt why can’t she? Her wardrobe consisted of elastic shorts and t-shirts. For the life of me I could not get this girl to wear a dress, a nice shirt, pants, you name it she would not wear it. It was strictly shorts and t-shirts. Now as much as I am not girlie I was hoping for a little bit of girl in my sweet little girl.
I maybe should have thought that threw a little more. Honey is now a full fledged little girl. She loves to wear dressing and hip clothes and don’t ever plan on taking her into a shoe store without coming out with a pair of shoes. She is the flip flop queen in our house. She is an EXTREMELY picky dresser, so much so that sometimes I want to strangle her. She will try something on in the store, bring it home and after one wearing decide she really didn’t like it. UGH!! She says she doesn’t wear white. Really? I have no idea what that is all about. She does have one cute white skirt but it has some pink on it so I guess it is ok. She LOVES to put make-up on which my husband absolutely hates. She loves to pick out different colors of nail polish. What’s wrong with one pink hand and one blue nail polish is nail polish right?
My daughter informed me the other day that she wants to take dance class at school. Now dance is one thing I NEVER thought I would be embarking on with my little girl. I am not a dancer, nor did I have any interest in being one, at least not to my knowledge. She has been putting on little recitals at our house with an audience full of stuffed animals to watch. She looks so cute skipping, kicking her heels up, and prancing on her tip toes. So when she asked to join the dance class at school I thought, why not give it a shot. I was quite surprised because despite her consent talking your ear off at home she is extremely shy and HATES attention of any kind. So anyway today she went to school in a little tutu type outfit we pick up at Bealls Outlet for 7.99. She informed me that I need to purchase her some shoes and a ballet bag. I told her lets wait and see how it turns out.
So I’m sitting her at work, smiling on how my Snips and Snails girl turned into a Sugar and Spice girl right before my eyes and wonder how I’m going to get thorugh the teen years! I’m going to have to change the PIN number on my debit card as she swipes my card at the grocery store and goes through all the questions including putting in my pin, lock up the clothes in my closet, and pump up my shoe budget. I am looking forward to the many years to come to see how my little princess surprises me further!