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May
04
2009

I recently crept into my daughters’ room, long after they had fallen asleep, to put away some of their clean clothes.

As I lightly tiptoed through the room, like a super secret Julia Roberts spy agent (you know, if agents specialized in fresh scented laundry instead of boring international con jobs), I suddenly heard a little voice in the darkness.

“I want a pink bed,” says 2 year-old Summer.

“Me too. I want a pink bed too,” chimes in 4 1/2 year-old Dylan.

Seriously? Were they just pretending to sleep so they could catch me off guard when I’m terribly weak from folding laundry and watching too many episodes of The Millionaire Matchmaker?

Despite my desperate yearnings to get back to Bravo and those lonely millionaires (especially the “celebrity clients” whom I absolutely swear no one has ever heard of), I am quick to promise nothing.

“Girls, we’ll talk about this in the morning.”

“We want pink beds!!”

“Good night ladies. I love you.”

And then just today, Dylan communicated her desire for a new car.

A pink one.

And if she couldn’t have a new pink car, she’d settle for painting our Jeep pink.

“Can we do that? Can we paint our car pink?” she asks so enthusiastically that I can’t bear to stomp on her passion.

“Maybe. We’ll talk to your daddy about it when he gets home.”  Let Rick ruin her dreams.

“I love pink. I want to be pink. That’s why I painted my hands pink,” she says.

Oh yes, I remember.

dylan-with-pink-hands

You know, it’s amazing what a kid can accomplish while her mom is busy sending a couple quick emails.


44 Responses to pink madness

  • kathy says:

    Too funny! Pink is suppose to be a persausive color! My 15 year has been all pink since she was 2 years old and still going. She has a pink beach bike she rides to school. Everyone knows her by her pink bike! Maybe you have future MaryKay girls!!! Hee Hee!

  • Would it be safe to assume that Summer and Dylan both love the book Pinkalicious?! Pink is lovely. Alexander thinks so too. In fact at 3.5 his favorite color is pink. He’s got pink polo shirts, shorts, pants, socks and a couple of pink stuffed animals. He loves pink bubble gum and pink ice cream. He wants a pink room. I’m glad he’s comfortable in his own skin and in touch with his feminine side, But that’s where I have to draw the line. We had it painted red and white (to go with his PBK fire truck bedding) a year ago and i am not repainting!!

  • Before we had girls, my husband swore his daughters would never wear pink. Too stereotypical or somesuch. Five years later, he doesn’t even notice the pink. It’s inevitable.

  • johanna says:

    If my second baby is a boy, he’s in trouble as our whole house is pink pink pink! Although, Ky has recently declared yellow “yeyow” as her favorite color for her new room and I’m slightly disappointed she doesn’t want it head to toe pink…trying to hold on to the little girl pink princess life as long as I can as shes growing too fast!

  • Pink is awesome! I’d do my entire master bedroom suite in various shades of light pinks and mauves, except I think my husband would feel like I’d doused everything in Pepto Bismal! Men!

    Oh and we have a Jeep too, but I don’t think it would look very cool in Pink. Just sayin’!

  • Betsy says:

    I can understand. I let Samantha choose her wall color when we moved here. Her walls are a lovely shade of Pepto Bismol. I also never thought that I would be able to do an entire load of pink (with a few red or purple) clothes weekly- and we have one of those supersized HE washers.

  • Dixie Chick says:

    I use the excuse that they are asleep so as not to do anymore housework involving their room…that is why there are clean folded clothes in baskets for long periods of time…

  • Daphne says:

    My girls aren’t down with pink–they are all about turquoise and purple. ALL ABOUT turquoise and purple. Who knew they had turquoise stitches in the ER these days?

  • francine Kasen says:

    my son’s favorite color was pink, until he came home from Kindergarten one day and announced that his favorite color is BLACK! The ‘guy-thing’ got to him in school.

  • wa says:

    I am SOOO into Caveman Matchmaker. My favorite celebrity was either Dave Koz’ brother or the rejected Destiny’s Child woman.

  • TRACI says:

    I have had to restrain myself from having my car AND bed painted OPI’s ‘It’s All Greek To Me’ I understand Dylan and Summer’s plight. Pink holds some magical power.

  • Danielle says:

    Awww, how cute! My girl is all about purple, and somehow, her ‘awful mother’ didn’t include purple in her room (long before she was talking and screaming ‘purple’), so she asks me constantly if we can paint her room purple. I’m seriously going to give in soon, just to shut her up. :)
    (She almost 4).
    Also, I have been addicted to Bridzillas lately. Have you watched that? OMG, those women are b-’s!!

  • kristen says:

    we’re changing from pink to blue wall colors, no more pink bedding…pink had a good run for 5 years and now, it’s done.

    i love that photo of dylan – pink is good. xo

  • Jeanne says:

    For my daughter and my niece the color of choice was always purple. Now, with the granddaughters, it’s pink.

    Wonder if that’s a fad thing?

  • Crystal says:

    I have 1 girl…she’s never really been into the whole pink thing – I guess because everytime she’d want something pink my eye started twitching and I got her a different color…
    I’m SO happy I can comment now! I’ve FINALLY gotten caught up on all your blogs…what? I’m sorry…I did actually READ them all – it just took me ahile. WHY?!?! Well becuase…um…I have no good excuse. I can only beg forgiveness…

  • PAPA says:

    THERE is a very special bond between father and daughter which is a fancy way of saying yes, she will get exactly what she wants.
    :)

  • Jennifer H says:

    I’m sorry you’re going to have to drive a pink car. Which is what would happen here if my girl asked her daddy for that.

    I love Millionaire Matchmaker.

  • Oz says:

    Oh, but it’s such a lovely shade of pink!

    When I was a kid, a friend of mine had one of those mini cars, and she would race her brothers (who also had their own cars) around their driveway. Hers was pink. I was so jealous.

  • Hugh Weber says:

    I’m sorry to barge on into your web community and just start talking, but I’m on a mission to give my wife, Amy, an amazing Mother’s Day gift.

    You can watch the video here: http://www.theboobfund.com

    My mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant with my wife and chose to have the baby rather than start chemo. She died one year later, the day after Mother’s Day.

    This Mother’s Day will be my wife’s first (my daughter is 5 weeks old!) and I want to honor Amy’s mom. Just watch the video and spread it around. If you can’t give to the cause, I just want as many people as possible to hear her story!

    Thanks for the help!

    Hugh Weber
    hugh@dudetodad.com

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