You guys, help!
I'm smackdab in the midst of a widespread foam curler epidemic.
And it's all because of her.
Well, to be exact, it's actually all because of HER:
Shirley Temple. The girl, not the drink.
You see, Fridays are family movie nights around here and this past Friday it was my choice. So I chose an oldie but goodie, Heidi starring Shirley Temple.
Forget about BlueRay and HD, we got all retro up in here cuz the movie was black and white.
Which annoyed the heck out of Bella.
But mom, her face is gray!
And look mom, the grass is dark gray. Why is the grass gray mom?
And the sky is kinda awkward, because it's like a lightish gray mommmm!!!
I was 'this close' to turning it off cuz I couldn't handle any more of her monochromatic sarcasm, when Shirley Temple entered the screen and all traces of dissapproval were vanished the moment she started singing.
Bella was enthralled. But Mia? Holy shit ya'll, Mia was obsessed.
Like, freaky-bulgy "I wanna be you and I wanna dress like you and I wanna dance like you and I wanna have curly hair like you and I wanna sing like you" eyes.
I've seen this look before--like her Rapunzel phase or her Cinderella phase or her Pippi Longstocking phase or her most recent Cindy Lou Who phase.
And I knew what was to come.
First it was the hair. She wanted curly hair. So, like any good mother would, we put some foam curlers in her hair (leftover from Bella's Little Orphan Annie phase) and sent her to bed.
When we took the curlers out of her hair Saturday morning, Mia almost fell over with excitement.
And would henceforth be known as Shirley. Shirley Temple.
So, of course, we proceeded to spend Saturday looking at YouTube videos of Shirley Temple, ya know, adding fuel to the fire.
And then both Bella and Mia couldn't stop singing some of the songs. So, of course, I bought some songs from iTunes.
Dude, it was like a bonfire now.
Someone please throw me a life raft because I have been stuck on this GOD FORSAKEN GOODSHIP LOLLIPOP FOR DAYS!
And Monday night sure enough "Shirley" asked if she could go to school as Shirley.
How could I refuse?