Evelyn was in need of some “Me” time for some time now and after all the attention going to Addy, she really needed it. I asked her if she was ok and did she get her allergy medicine. She quickly snapped, “you don’t need to worry about me, you just need to worry about Addy”. In writing that sounds so sweet. But, in reality, it was pretty blunt. So on Sunday we gave her two choices of what we could do. She had been bugging about going to a pottery studio again and to Build-a-Bear. Pushing her for the latter, she agreed Addy would be better with a bear than a breakable dish.
As you read below, you instantly see the difference between the girls. You also see who is like her Dad and who is like Mom.
Adeline walks in, selects the stuffed animal of her choice and moves on to the fluff. Her choice: a yellow chick. Total time one minute with us saying, “are you sure, what about this or that”. Evelyn takes 10 minutes, goes back and forth and still isn’t confident with her choice. Her selection: The most expensive ICarly bear.
On to fluff. Addy, in and out ready to pick out her outfit, skipping the grooming station entirely. Evelyn: goes through all the sounds, again picks the most expensive one, fluffs then grooms. Now the outfits, and Evelyn has her eye on everything. “I want skates $8, tiara & wand $6, shoes $6, dress $7, chair $8, bed $8. Addy: Heads straight to the doctor scrubs and that is it. We show her other outfits, but she is adamant. She wants the green scrubs. Entire outfit: scrubs, mask, hat, shoe covers and x-ray - $10. Sweet!
Names: Again, Addy is decisive: Doc. Evelyn doesn’t know, gives it a temporary name for the birth certificate but states, “she will have another name, I just don’t know!”
Check out: $102. Gulp.
By the way, doesn’t it melt your heart that Addy went for the doctor outfit?
Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera with me so these cell phone pictures will have to do.