Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Minnie disappointment

Charlotte has always loved Minnie Mouse. Well, at least as "always" as a 3-year-old can. She snuggles with her stuffed Minnies. She plays elaborate scenes with her plastic dress-up Minnies. She dresses up as Minnie. And, she watches a lot of "Minnie's Bow-tique." If you don't know what that is, well, you probably don't have a child in the pre-preschool set.

Proof that Charlotte loves Minnie (because you know that's something I would totally make up):

Seriously? How little was she?!? Big sister helped make 3-week-old Charlotte into Minnie Mouse.

10-month-old Minnie Charlotte.

Posing ...

And more ...

And even more posing.
The girl even asks for Minnie Mouse pancakes.
She plays a Minnie Mouse guitar.

And, we'll one up that. Here's Charlotte dressed as Minnie playing a Minnie Mouse guitar.
She sleeps with Minnies.

And poses as a Princess Minnie.

And, makes silly faces when she's supposed to be sleeping with Minnies.

So, enough proof? Yeah, I know, Charlotte overload. But, the girl loves Minnie Mouse.

All of this is to show why, when I heard that the Disney Store at the mall was going to be doing a re-grand opening (not entirely sure what that is, but whatever), and Minnie Mouse would be there, I thought immediately of Charlotte.

Unfortunately, I was in Chicago running the marathon when it was going on, so I sent the information to Cory as something fun for him to do with the girls while I was gone. He talked with Chris, whose wife, Anne, was in Chicago with me, and they decided it would be a good morning activity. Well, apparently so did all of Johnson County. It was packed. They had to wait an hour in line just to get up to see Minnie. And, by the time they got there, guess who was not thrilled to be there?

You got it. My little Minnie-loving girl herself. Charlotte.
"I don't want to be here, and I don't want to wear that hat!" 

"Fine, I'll wear the hat, but I'm not looking at the camera."

"Fine, I'll look at the camera, but I'm going to give it the stink eye the whole time."

That was the best photo we got.

My Minnie-Mouse-loving 3-year-old proved once again that she is in charge of all picture-taking opportunities. I sure hope this is no indication of how she'll be when we ultimately go to Disneyland. Geez. It's a good thing she's so cute when she actually chooses to look at the camera. I just need to keep looking back to that very first photo. Awwww ...

By the way, this is Chris with his adorable boys and their adorable picture:

Granted, Landon's not "smiling," but he's not giving the camera the stink eye. Sigh.

1 comment:

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