Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Princess Uber-Princess

On Easter Sunday my sister-in-law asked my three-and-a-half year-old daughter, "Will you be the princess in my wedding and drop flower petals?".

Immediately the uber-princess answered with a firm, "I will" and planted a big, wet kiss (her favorite kind to give and least favorite to receive) on her aunt's cheek.

Since then she's talked about it almost non-stop. When I asked her what she would be doing in the wedding she told me, "I am going to drop the flower petals on the ground. And I'm not going to pick them up because Aunt ___ said I can't".

So she's ready. Well, almost. You see, there's that all-important detail called "the flower girl dress". It must be pretty. And pink. And spinny - that's probably the most important feature. There have been tears in our house before over dresses that didn't properly spin. And so we shop. And shop. And shop more because added to her requirements are her mother's requirements that it not cost much more than any special-occasion dress her mother would buy for herself. Which is proving to be a challenge.

That and the constant request for pink. The wedding color is periwinkle. Not pink. A pink flower girl would be cute, but a little off. So the flower girl's mother works on that one too. Ultimately though, the bride will not be disappointed. The uber-princess has been waiting for the day that she would get to be a flower girl like her sisters were for another aunt three years ago. She's seen the pictures and she's up for the thrill. Of course, what outgoing uber-princess isn't?

4/17/07 Update: A dress has been chosen & ordered! The uber-princess chose this one herself because it's "like a fairy tale" (wouldn't you know the dress description actually uses those words). She was very certain that this dress was "the one" (oh my, visions of prom are upon me now! Lord help us). Since spaghettipie requested, here is a link to a photo of the dress.

8 musings:

Llama Momma said...

Oh, yes! She will be the most adorable flower girl!! Take lots of pictures. And...you don't have to sew the dress, do you? PLEASE say no...

A Musing Mom said...

Llama Momma- I, uh, don't have to make the dress. But I'm considering it. The options out there aren't all that great, especially when you start looking at the cost. So...we'll see.

L.L. Barkat said...

Perhaps some pink flowers on the side might do the trick?

Oh! I remember watching one flower girl who picked up the flowers after she floated them down. It was very amusing.

Charity Singleton said...

I don't know if you've ever read any of the Lilly books by children's author Kevin Henkes, but you just HAVE to get "Lilly's Big Day"! It's all about being a flower girl -- the good, the bad, and the ugly!

Your daughter is going to be a lovely princess -- even if she doesn't get to wear pink from head to toe.

A Musing Mom said...

LL-or maybe special pink panties? I think we (or rather she) found the "perfect" dress and there's not a bit of pink on it. Phew!

Charity - We love Kevin Henkes' books. I've never seen Lilly's Big Day, but now I'm definitely looking for it. Thanks for the recommendation!

spaghettipie said...

Sounds like so much fun! Perhaps you can post a picture of the chosen dress?

A Musing Mom said...

Spaghettipie - link to dress posted. We actually ordered it from a shop that's more in your neck of the woods (Alpine, TX - don't know if it's actually in your part of the state). We used them several years ago for our other two flower girls and were quite pleased. Now the little uber-princess is anxiously watching for the mail lady's arrival every day waiting for her dress (sigh!).

spaghettipie said...

how very uber-princess. I'm sure it will be absolutely lovely. thanks for sharing.