". . .but the cautious do not live at all. " -Meg CabotToday, my three little ones and I decided to brave the mall. There were hopes of a new iphone for mom, some not so delicious food court treats, and possibly a few laps around the Disney store. First stop: Customer service for a stroller disguised as a tandem fire truck. Bridge in the back, Ky crammed in the front (Fin on her lap). The doubles aren't nearly as cool as the single strollers with their blinged out dvd players, but the kids made due with games like, "Scream until your mom turns purple", "I'm a pest, your a pest", and "I spy".
We had about an hour or so to kill before I could sign up for a cell phone plan, so we did things like make 3 separate trips to the Disney store, a pit stop in Casa Blanca (which I think is a cute store despite the Meggie Fashion Critic in my head) and Duh du na naaaaa! The moment you've all been waiting for.... a BRAVE trip to get Ky's ears pierced.
It was so fun! We browsed the different earrings, picked some she loved (purple of course) and then grinning from ear to ear we asked the lady at the register to pierce Ky's ears. She didn't even smile back. Maybe she was having a bad day, or maybe she was a grouch who hated adorable, smiley little girls, but either way I needed her to be excited about this big moment. So, I ever so kindly said "she's so excited you should smile at her." And, oddly enough this woman wasn't offended in the least from that moment on she smiled and chatted it up with "Princess Kyanne". She was really great (except when she encouraged the dad behind me to take his little girl outside so she wouldn't see how painful it is). Luckily Ky wasn't paying attention. Anyhow, short story shorter, Ky didn't even wince, let alone cry. I was amazed! She hardly wait to come right home and tell her dad and Livi. I'm still amazed at how brave little Kyanne was today. Maybe it's from all the times I've repeated "Beauty hurts" while tugging at her hair.