Do you notice anything different about Paprika?! Last week she had the second haircut of her life! Her first haircut was two years ago, so it was about time. Haha.
She has been talking forever about how she wants to grow her hair like Rapunzel. I was really supportive of that, but with swimming every day, it just got to be too much. That chlorine really does a number on her hair, and she refuses to wear a swim cap...so let's just say that our morning routine involved A LOT of brushing (ouch!)
I told Paprika that if we cut her hair, we could go to Target and pick out a special Barbie she'd been wanting. She got so excited about that, she couldn't run to the bathroom fast enough to get her hair cut! Haha.
I was so nervous, I almost cried. It was so emotional for me, cutting those long baby locks.
Paprika was decidedly less emotional about it than I was! ;-)
Right after her haircut, we all loaded up in the van and went to Target to pick out her toy. Ginger went off to grocery shop with Mr. M while I stayed with Paprika in the toy aisle.
She went straight for the toy she really wanted. It was a Barbie Bridal Set, and I know she's been wanting it for awhile. I looked at it, and it was $42. I was more expecting to get her an $8 Barbie...so I just said quietly, "Wow, Paprika, that one's over $40."
She looked at my face. I was trying to figure out how to tell Mr. M that I was going to get Paprika a $40 Barbie for getting her hair cut. When she saw that look on my face, she immediately put the Barbie back on the shelf and said, "Nevermind. I will save up to buy that one with my own money that I earn from doing chores."
I said, "No sweetie, you can get it."
And she said, "No mom, it's okay. It's too much money. I can choose a different one and save up for that one later."
Be. Still. My. Freaking. Heart.
I felt so happy and sad and overwhelmed, all at the same time. I didn't even know what to say, so I let her pick out a different doll.
She went for the Merliah Surfer Barbie, so I didn't feel too sorry for her. Ha!
She was so excited, she had to bring her to swim lessons to show her teacher.
And then, of course, her doll got a swim lesson, too!