So when Paloma suggested a Mom and Po Special Day, of course, I happily complied (see below post.)
We went to the mall. I could spend an entire post about how deeply I abhor the mall and the 3,000 reasons why, but instead, I shall post about why I absolutely loved my time there on Saturday.
Po decreed our schedule.
First, we purchased a fabulous Purple Puppy for her Build-a-Bears. Because, they apparently didn't need clothing; they just needed some Puppy Love.
Don't you love how Paloma closes her eyes? Do you know why she does? It is because, when she closes her eyes, "then I look like an angel, Mom!"
After purchasing the Purple Puppy (don't you love how 5 year olds name things? When Hatfield was 5 and received an American Girl doll, she named her "American." We loved it!), we went over to the harness/bouncy ride.
and Up Again.
You shell out $9.50 for 6 minutes. Gimme an R- an A- a C- K - E - T. . .what's that spell?!? How they figure that rate, who knows!
But, I will share that Paloma's 6 minutes were stretched to 20.
(AND, for the record, I have to state how COMPLETELY OFFENDED I was that the Mister, in his comment to the previous post, alludes to the fact that somehow it was Po and her Po-ness that got her 6 minutes stretched into 20. Of course, it could never be due to the fact that she has a totally smokin' MILF for a Mom. You truly played the wrong card in that hand, my dear husband.)
After we shook up Paloma's stomach, we then went to A&W where I purchased her a Hot Dog Children's Meal. Which is a big deal for Po. Because hot dogs are just about her all-time favorite food, and she got stuck with a kooky health-nut, vegetarian mother who doesn't buy hot dogs. Yeah, God's got a sick sense of humor sometimes, kid. But, at least she has a mom who is cool enough to throw away all sense of good health when outlined in a child's Special Day Edict.
Here's the anticipation:
Wow, look at that big ol' Chamorro muppet mouth!
After mowing down her hotdog, we went and rode the Younker's escalator an inordinate number of times. That is, until Paloma spotted these SUPER AWESOME MANNEQUINS WITH SPIKY HAIR.