Raising Miss High MaintenanceAugust 14, 2013
Okay. I’m late again. No excuses either. Last night, I sat in the big red chair, watching the Royals game and thinking about blogging. Note that I did not actually blog. I was just wasn’t in the mood for whatever reason.
So let’s make up for that now.
We had another fun KC weekend. The weather here has been fantastic — highs in the 70s. On Saturday, Amelia accompanied me on a couple of appointments to get my hair cut and then for a pedicure. Long story short, Amelia employed her impressive skills of persuasion to convince the stylists at my hair salon that her existing style was not “nearly fancy enough.” To a stylist, this was like a challenge. The gauntlet had been thrown — by a thee-year-old. They quickly swept her up and, voila, 30 minutes later Amelia had been cut, styled and curled. Photo below. All at no charge to me (because I was there for my own haircut, after all). They did, however, get a big tip.
At the nail salon, it was pretty much the same story. I agreed that Amelia could have a little girls’ pedicure while I was getting mine. She crawled up into the “princess chair” that they have for little girls and I was placed a couple of chairs down the row for my own pedicure. By the time I was done, Amelia had manicure, pedicure and nail art (cute little flowers on each big toe). The nail lady wouldn’t let me pay for the upgrade, saying that she just “couldn’t resist” when Amelia pleaded to be “more fancy.”
Another big tip . . . .
Now don’t get me wrong. What concerns me is not all of the big tipping. I’m more concerned that these outings are creating one very high maintenance little girl. When she’s 13 and not 3, I suspect that the stylists are not going to be so willing to bestow free services. Bottom line — she’s probably going to cost us a fortune . . . . .
In other news, we have enjoyed 3 Royals games in the last 4 days. And even better, the Royals won every game we attended. We took the whole family to Monday night’s game. We tailgated and ate hot dogs. We let the kids play in the outfield splash pads and playgrounds (Billy LOVES this). Later, we carried them in asleep from the car and put them to bed, exhausted and without even a bath or brushing their teeth after ice cream AND cotton candy. (Bad Mommy). Still, I’d do it again in a heartbeat. The weather was amazing. We all had a blast. Bottom line, it’s a good time to be Royals Fans.
Finally, an update on our new house. The architect has finalized our plans (including a 20-foot indoor slide that will go from the second floor to the basement). In a word — AWESOME! It will still be some time before we can build and move in, but I’m pretty excited.
Okay. That’s all for now. Until next week.