Monday, April 27, 2009

The day of the Tinkerbell bathing suit

One not so sunny day in April morning Grandma made the mistake of letting her try on her new Tinkerbell bathing suit, and there it stayed for the rest of the day. I tried to convince her to take it off and put on some "real clothes" to which she replied "no Mommy! I no like it! Leave me alone!" Normally them's fighting words, but I remembered what I had heard from countless Moms and Supernanny on this issue. When a child is insistent on wearing something inappropriate out in public like their pajamas, or lets say a Tinkerbell bathing suit just give in and once they see the reactions of people they will be embarrassed and agree to get dressed in the future.

This theory probably works for the over three crowd, because she was feeling no shame running through Target, looking down every so often to admire her "beautiful new Tinkerbell bathing suit". She even stopped to try on a coordinating purse in the mirror.

The day however did not have a happy ending. Half way through our trip to Target the terrible 3's took hold. There was a scuffle over some sunglasses and that's all I recall as I strolled as fast as I could toward the exit only to leave poor Grandma with the check. Whether or not the Tinkerbell bathing suit is to blame shall remain a mystery.


  1. I'm laughing because I can so relate. Life with a 3yr old. Good times,lol.

  2. That is so funny!!! she is such a cutie! Love how she was trying to accessorise!!!

  3. I am so impressed that you let her out of the house in the suit!!! How cute. You are totally a super MOMMY:)...

    It will be an interesting day when that comes for the Brown's crew.

    PS: If Anna Claire or Addie have a bow in their hair, I am definately more likely to say yes:)!!!

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