The 5 year old came out of Kindergarten on Friday triumphantly swinging the blue canvas class kindergarten bag containing Peter the Kindergarten pet that all the kids get a turn to bring home one weekend during the year. Her popsicle stick, after weeks of agonizing waiting, had finally been drawn.
She decided that Peter and Padme (her beloved Webkin stuffed cheetah) needed to get married while he was with us. Love knows no bounds.
I immediately jumped on the stuffed animals-marrying-each-other-bandwagon and quickly discovered that the 5 year old was a very demanding wedding-arranger, which I clearly should have anticipated. It was very stressful. Especially considering that it was only two stuffed animals pretending to get married on our front porch. I feel nervous and worried for what one day lies down the road. My girl had a very specific idea of what Padme's wedding dress should look like, whereas I, the maker of animal wedding dress, was thinking more along the lines of cutting out a piece of white fabric and safety pinning it on Padme. We reached compromise only when I pulled out the glue gun and offered to glue some fake flowers to the wedding cape.
It was a beautiful moment.