Pretty much every night now, 2 year-old Summer declares her intense desire to wear her princess gown to bed.
So I say no.
There is no way a kid can get a proper night’s rest with all those sequins and polyester and tulle. For gosh sakes, I can’t sleep if I’m wearing the wrong sweatpants or if I forget to put lotion on my feet.
But she gets so ridiculously despondent and I start to think, “Life is so darn short. If this girl wants to sleep on six layers of tulle, why should I be the princess-dream-crusher to get in her way?”
Now some of you might point out, “Hey Kelcey. Why don’t you just put her in those Tinkerbell pajamas she adores so much. Wouldn’t that be the easiest solution?”
Do you think this is my first ride on the Parental Express?
Of course, those Tinkerbell pajamas are on. Under her gown.
And like any good outfit, the princess dress works for night and day.
Man, what’s up with my sleepy kid?!
The thing about going the princess 24/7 route, is that (aside from it being very tiring) you end up with a lot of glitter. Everywhere.
On Summer’s face. In her crib. Throughout the apartment.
And glitter is very hard to eradicate. Kind of like having mice but much more magical and sparkly.
mama bird notes:
For nyc area mamas: Last chance to win two tickets to Sesame Street Live’s “Elmo Makes Music” at Madison Square Garden (Feb 5 – 16th).
To enter, leave a comment here. Mention Elmo or Ernie or one of those monsters so I know you want to be entered in the contest. Just don’t mention Abby Cadabby because that chick annoys me.
When I announce the winner, I will also give a 25% off discount code for those who want to buy tickets. Good luck birdies!
Also, for NYC mamas: When I was in college I mostly focused on where to find the best drink specials but some college students set their sights a little higher. A team of NYU and Columbia students, are raising money to open a shelter for homeless teen mothers. Way to make me feel super shallow.
The group, Kids for a Cause, offers monthly field trips for your kids (babysitting included) to places like the Children’s Museum, the NY Aquarium and the Museum of Natural History. Parents can just make a donation or come along as well. The next fieldtrip is this Saturday, January 31st. Visit Kids for a Cause to sign up or for more info.