We were convinced for the longest time that Ten was destined to be a tomboy. The fact that she runs jumps and climbs on everything, coupled with her lack of fear and willingness to bulldoze anyone who gets in her way led us to believe that she was going to be a jeans-tees-tennies kind of girl. Then again, maybe not.
It turns out that she loves to get her hair cut. She's not so hip on the washing & blowdrying, but the cutting & brushing rate highly.
She loves to watch me put on my make-up and always wants some. She now has her own lip balm and set of make-up brushes, which according to LaFred are evil and should be killed. This just sends Ten into hysterics seeing LaFred take off with her blush brush hanging out of her mouth.
Dresses have become popular too. She's obsessed with her "Chinese dress" from Chinese New Year and wants to wear it everywhere. Most any dress will do, but that one holds special appeal because I won't let her wear it often for fear that people will think we're freaks who only dress our kid in qi paos.
Tonight I decided to tempt fate and take Ten to one of the major girl rituals- the pedicure. I have avoided this because Tenley generally refuses to sit still for anything, and I certainly can't get up and chase her around the salon if I'm trying to get my nails painted. But today, Auntie Meg (who bravely took Tenley to Disneyland by herself this morning) informed me that I had "scary long caveman toenails" and that I needed to do something about it poste haste. So I asked Tenley if she wanted to get her toes painted and she said yes. Miracle of miracles, she sat still for hers and mine.
I let her pick whatever polish she wanted and she chose gold glitter. The nice nail lady put flowers on her big toes, which I'm trying to explain that you don't scratch off.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Lately during bath time, Tenley has been putting this plastic bucket on her head and telling us it was her new hat. Tonight she put it on her head, looked at her reflection on the water spout and then told herself all about her new hat and her bath. It was too cute!
Easter Sunday started with Tenley wearing her lady bug wings around the house. Getting her out of these things is like pulling teeth from a moving water buffalo.
Fortunately, today it was a little easier as she really, really wanted to wear her Easter dress. She picked this out all by herself. It was a little on the cold and dark side today so it was a good thing that mommy helped by also picking out a nice sweater to go with the dress.
We had our traditional lunch with friends and this year Brad and Mary showed up with their son Max and daughter Emma. Tenley had a great time playing with Emma and Max. She was so tired when we left she could hardly keep her eyes open. She got lots of yummy stuff from the Easter Bunny and consumed a great deal of it during the day. All in all it was a very nice Easter.