Here I would like to hand out some free advice... never take a 4 year old drama queen clothes shopping. For the first time ever (and I wish I could say last) I heard the phrase, "But Mom, everyone else has one." She picked out a very pretty blue polka-dot Easter dress. She helped me pick out some equally froo-froo dresses for her sister. I was fine with that until she started in on all the other things she HAD to have. So I finally talked her into downgrading the dresses for more practical (and cheaper) dresses so she could have a pair of shoes. I managed to get away without the belt, bows, jelly gladiator sandals (who thought THOSE up?), and blue jumper that actually was too small even for Zoe. There were quite a few small fits and some threatening to just go home, but all in all it was fun.
Then we went to get her hair cut. She was not thrilled. The stylist didn't cut quite as much off as I planned, but I didn't want to press my luck with Olivia. I was lucky to get her to sit in the chair at all. Anything more than a trim probably would not have ended well.
Next Saturday: Zoe's date. I'm totally stumped as to what we'll do. She doesn't need a haircut. =) Well, she does need her bangs trimmed, but that's not worth a trip to the salon. What can I do with my little 13 month old?