So far Makelle and I have NOTHING in common. She loves pink, babies, princesses, dresses... pretty much everything I detested growing up.
The other day Caleb was playing video games with Corbin in the living room and Makelle was begging me to let her help fold laundry, and she told me, "it's boring being a kid, I want to be an adult so I can take care of the babies." WHAT?! After wards she brought me a tiara and asked me if I would play princess dance party with her. So somehow I ended up doing chores and pretending to be a princess and Caleb got to play video games. I should have been a boy :)
Later on we were given free tickets to the little princess festival in Provo so Makelle and I had a girls' night out. It was a ridiculously long drive for a low quality production, but she has never been happier.
They had a little princess store set up in the mall where she got to look at tutus, dresses, crowns, necklaces and more. Then we went into the back were they did a little interactive play about a princess that was all clumsy and it turns out she just needed glasses. Makelle is so painfully shy, yet when one of the princess characters came and asked her to dance, Makelle suddenly became the bravest kid there and ran up to the dance floor. The entire time she was clutching this girls' hand and just sort of staring up at her in awe.
After the skit part the girls got to make little snowflake decorations and a Christmas card for someone. Makelle made hers for Corbin. Those two still remain unbelievably good friends, it seriously baffles me with just how much they care about each other.
Then we went to the food court and got a smoothie and discovered that Makelle loves window shopping. I was just rushing along through the crowded holiday foot traffic in the mall, simply trying to get from point A to point B as fast as possible when I noticed Makelle kept stopping and looking at all the little window displays, pointing out shirts that she thought were cute, completely the opposite of me!
It was fun to see how excited she got getting to go to a "real" princess dance party, and she hasn't stopped talking about it since and is already asking about when we can go again. I guess I am going to have to learn to care a whole lot more about make up and clothes and princesses in order to relate to her :)
3 months ago