Saturday, March 14, 2009

Show-and-Tell, Round 17: Snow White and Cinderella

This Christmas, one of Target's hot items for little girls was their exclusive set of the 7 Disney Princess dolls. I wasn't even aware of it until we went to Missouri, and Nina and Papa had purchased a set for my niece, Olivia.

From the time she first laid eyes on it, Ivie was smitten. Since Dale and I had been looking for one more item to round out Ivie's Christmas, I began scouring the internet, hoping to order the set and have it delivered to our house before we returned. Apparently I wasn't the only one who had this idea, as it was no longer available on, and the only place I could find it was on Amazon, for nearly 3 times the price my mom had paid...

So we made a quick call to our neighbors, the Devers, who came through with an emergency (and successful!) trip to our around-the-corner Target. So Ivie's princesses were waiting under our tree when we celebrated Christmas at home. They were, by a long shot, her favorite gift of the morning.

Two-year-olds play hard with their dolls. The princesses once (for about an hour) pristine hairstyles are long gone, and their shoes and crowns have been put away in a Ziploc baggie for safe-keeping. But even with all the wear and tear that they've suffered over the most tumultuous 3 months they could imagine, Ivie doesn't know the difference, and she loves them just the same.

Today for Show-and-Tell, she chose Show White and Cinderella. Yes, we gave in, again, and let her take two items. Suckers. But we couldn't make one princess sit in Ivie's locker at school all day by herself, could we?!? Everyone needs a friend...

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