Her latest request was for me to make her a Halloween costume. She wanted to be a mermaid. I was honored!!
Let me just say that every single second of time and effort was worth it for the reaction I got when I brought the costume to her house.
Emily: Memere, is there a little something for me in that bag?
Memere: yes, I think there just might be.
Emily: (Screaming and jumping up and down) Mommy!!! Mommy!!!!! Memere brought my mermaid costume!!!!!!!
When she took it out of the bag, she exclaimed breathlessly, "It's so beautiful!!!"
She had to put it on immediately and did not want to take it off. Pepere and I played "mermaid" while we babysat. She was finally enticed to take it off and put her nightgown on when I said she might rip it, and she said, "then could just make me another one", and I assured her it took me a long time to make that one, and that I would not be able to make another one before Halloween.
Isn't this smile worth everything?
"I am going to be a mermaid FOREVER!"
And the mermaid helped us put sparkle gel tattoos on as well.