Whoo Hoo! Let's hear it for 8+ hours of sleep! NOW I'm ready to tackle the world. I think I'll start with all the things I didn't do yesterday. All the kids took nice long naps in the afternoon, so I took advantage of it and just relaxed. It was glorious. Then I took myself to the dentist and picked up KFC on the way home. For a Do Nothing kind of day, everything worked out pretty well! It even works out that we didn't make our Thank You cards because I've had something come up and won't be able to take the kids to the library this morning. We'll just move the cards into today's fun spot and go from there. Yup, I think that's a good plan for today!
I do have a question for anyone who cares to answer. I told Elise I'd reward her if she didn't have any cavities because I'd much rather give money to her to encourage taking good care of her teeth than to the dentist to fix neglect. She had a perfect check up and got her money, and knew just what she wanted. We talk often about avoiding impulse purchases and spending money wisely but when it comes to her money I generally let her spend it (a little at a time) on what she wants. I'm not saying I don't try to talk her out of things I wouldn't buy for her myself, but if she has her heart set on something I respect her enough to let her choose unless it's just a plain waste of money or completely inappropriate. Yesterday she bought two Monster High dolls, which didn't thrill me because we are seriously drowning in Barbie type dolls. I'm also conflicted over these particular dolls. I know Vampires are "hip" right now, and that is bleeding into other ghoulish types. I know that Elise is outgrowing her Barbies, and I know that these are just dolls and she's not going to start wearing revealing clothes because her dolls look like hookers, but check these things out!
They're like undead Bratz! I hate Bratz. They do have appealing little back stories and fun accessories. Draculara is a vegan Vampire, and there's no mention of Frankie Stein's dad being electrocuted bits of old corpses. Mattel has taken the scary out of Monsters so that's not an issue. I'm sure it is because I didn't play with dolls as a kid so I just generally don't get them, but I can't look at these things and wonder if I really want them around my girls. What do you all think?