I spent Wednesday with Hope; her school was closed due to bad weather - Thank You! Mother Nature.
Daddy helped Hope get dressed before he left. I am so impressed at how good my son has gotten at up-dos and princess dresses.
Hope wanted cookies and pretzels for breakfast. We settled on fruit and apple juice with the promise of a cookie and a pretzel for a snack.
"Hope are we going to play princess all day?"
"Could we change things up after lunch? Please"
"You don't like princesses?"
"They're fine but then ..."
"Then they aggravate you" Hope finishes my sentence, knowing me oh so well.
"Are you going to be a princess when you grow up?"
Hope laughs, "Princess is not a job! I'm going to be a scientist."
Science is the newest interest since her visits to the Liberty Science Center. Hope can name all sorts of dinosaurs and can explain gravity.
"Nana! I have Prince Charming. Let's do a wedding and then we can do something else."
I have now officiated at dozens of Princess weddings.
The vows always involve promises of being kind, and being a good friend, and sharing cookies.
I declare them married - "by the power vested in me as Nana of all the lands"
Then there is dancing and snacks.
Little did I know, the something else was putting Princess puzzles together. Hope saw the irony right away.
"Nana do you need your glasses?"
"Because you're terrible at puzzles"
"Well you know these by heart already"
"No, you're just terrible at puzzles. It's OK"
And on we go ...