Sunday, January 22, 2006
I told my daughter Rug today that she could go to Build-A-Bear to use the gift card she had gotten for her birthday. She told me that since she had more than her older sister, that she would give her card to her sister, and just buy herself an outfit. I was completely blind sighted
by this generosity, and was waiting for the 'catch'...but there wasn't one. So score one for me in the parenting game, woo hoo.
Around 11 I made her get dressed, and my first surprise rang the doorbell...her best friend Mc was at the door, and I told her she was going with us to the mall, as a little surprise. She was thrilled, I probably could have stopped there and she would have been just as happy.
We got to the mall, and I let them browse around Limited Too for a little while, and we 'sauntered' over to Libby Lu...we walked in and the girl welcomed us, and I said, "This is Riley." And the girl behind the counter said, "Oh, would you like to come with me and get your makeovers started??" Rug couldn't believe it!! "Mom, ohmygosh. Ohmygoshmom, are you for REAL?" She she, Mc and her older sister Al got the diva treatment: makeup, nails, hair, even outfits to wear. They got to do a dance in front of the store, and had an absolute blast. Rug was shaking her thing for sure, so I am guaranteed she will have a lucrative future in SOME career, hopefully that will not be the one she chooses but I'm not picky.
As the three of them walked out of the mall, hand in hand, giggling, excited about the fun they were having, Rug noticed, even though her legs were shivering from the cold, that there was a limousine parked outside the front of the mall. I told her maybe she could ask the driver if she could look inside. She started gasping, and said to the driver, "Is this...this isn't for me is it?" He says, "Are you Ms. Rug?" "Yes," she replies. "Oh, well, they didn't tell me I was going to be driving around a famous rock star today. My name is John and I will be your driver, go ahead and hop in."
I thought she was going to burst!
We drove around and ended up at Crown Candy Kitchen for lunch. They had milk shakes and banana splits and gummy hearts and chocolate covered pretzels. Yeah, and then I stuck them BACK in the limo for the ride home, they were BOUNCING like pinballs from the sugar!!!
We arrived back at the mall, and we actually did go to Build-A-Bear so Rug's sister got the boxer dog, and she got a pink outfit for her build-A-Bear at home, and our glamorous day as rocks stars was over.