Recently, Millie has been taking notice of Lola's painted toes. And my painted fingers.
Since the actual act of nail-painting is done after she's already in bed (it's hard enough to polish fingers without adding an inquisitive 2-year-old to the mix), she has gotten into the habit of checking our fingers most mornings, to see if they changed color.
Well, this past weekend, I figured she was (maybe) ready for some painted toes of her own.
It took her a few minutes to figure it all out, the polish, the toe dividers, etc.
But once she linked it all together - that she was the one to be getting her nails done - she beamed.
She did so well with her toes that I did her fingers too, which was much, much harder.
But so very worth it.
And the best part? Lola got to help and take part in the whole experience as well. She was manning the camera to capture everything on "film" for me.
(Unfortunately, I forgot my mostly crappy camera requires you to actually hit the flash button to pop the flash up - it doesn't do it on its own - so every single photo is blurry and unfocused. But that wasn't user error; that was Mommy's fault for not thinking everything through.)
But that's beside the point.
The main point is that Millie, for perhaps the first time ever, felt like a Princess girl.
Afterward, in fact, she led us into Lola's room, where she indicated a desire to play Princess dress-up, so we did, layering on her necklaces, bracelets, rings and tiaras (which she promptly threw off; she hates having things on top of her head).
Ever since, she has carried around with her one of the play necklaces wherever she goes.
She is such a sweetheart.
- Bethany :)
P.S. Can you tell we finally got her hair cut this past weekend?