After being cooped up all week waiting for "the sun to come out", Olivia and I had a much anticipated date night. Many months ago I sent her with Nate for a daddy/daughter date night to see the play Pinocchio. She had a fabulous time but I got the "standard" male feedback (love ya hon) of, "Yeah, it was good." Ok, here I am anxiously awaiting every detail of what she said when they did such and such and did she laugh and smile and love it? Ladies, you know, I was looking for the 30 minute play-by-play (that's for you male folks). So, right then and there I inserted myself into the rotation for date nights to the plays. Here was my big chance! My princess was going to burst to pieces when I told her we were going to see Cinderella! My fantastic plan for daily talk about our date was quickly swept away when our snow storm hit last week. Let's face it, I am thinking a 5 minute daily chat about what we will wear, etc...not 24/7, "Is it today?" So Saturday finally arrived, roads cleared finally that morning, and I broke the news to her. She was so excited she said, "You mean we are going to Disney World?" Looooong pause by me...um, "No princess, a play like you and daddy went to here in town." Can you hear my brain trying to recover here? "BUT, you get to dress up as Cinderella and we can go out to eat (her new found love)!" Aha! She was hooked. Then I wondered why I didn't wait until 5:00pm, right before we walked out the door, to tell her this. Yes, I bet she asked if it was time to go 50 times that day. Well, 5 o'clock came and we got her all gussied up in her Cinderella dress and jewels.
We hopped in our carriage and away we went, glass slippers and all! After convincing her that this was her one chance to pick a great place, not Taco Bell, she chose Chinese food. The best part was seeing how people treated her like royalty and oohing and aahing over her. Here big blue eyes had sparkles coming out of them with every stare and comment. Her swagger got more and more exaggerated and it was AWESOME!