“I thought we weren’t going to do Disney Princess,” said Mike.
And, he’s right. We weren’t.
But I remember how beautiful I felt in a pink dress with a hoop skirt one Halloween. And I remember how my best friend Sarah and I used to pretend we were famous singers, wearing her mother’s fancy full slips as evening gowns (my stage name was Orchid).
So, a few days after Halloween, I found myself combing the racks of 70% off Halloween costumes at Target (and 50% Halloween costumes at Wal-Mart–so, I’m obsessed) for dress up clothes for Zoe.
“I thought we weren’t going to do Disney Princess,” Mike said, “and now we have two Disney Princess dresses.”
But we also have a very happy little Cinderella / Tinker Bell (technically a Disney Fairy) / fire fighter (her interests are varied).
As every parent knows, there is always room to surprise yourself as a parent. It might be the cliched phrases you swore you’d never utter. It might be the expensive toys or baby gear you promised you’d never buy. It might be the traditions you never imagined you’d treasure.
For me this week, it’s the Disney dresses I never thought I’d buy. Turns out? They make me pretty happy, too.
How have you surprised yourself?