Thursday, March 10, 2011
I woke up feeling guilty for returning from the beach early. (Georgia is on vacation all week for Carnival.) But I needed to get some pastries started for an event on Saturday. My plan was to do something really fun with her this morning--quality girl time--so she would be more understanding this afternoon when I needed to focus in the kitchen.
But what to do? And although I can usually make an event out of a jaunt to the newstand with her, I was feeling uninspired. I wasn't up for playing in the sandbox at the club. And I didn't think I could step foot in the bookstore so soon without a "thank you for letting my child play in your retail establishment" I'll buy something now moment.
As I was passing her toy room, I saw her Hello Kitty purse hanging from a hook. Perfect. Bullseye! I grabbed the satchel and told her, "you are going to need this bag." Her eyes lit up when I told her, "I have a surprise." And we headed out the door to the Hello Kitty Cafe!
It might be just a few tables in a Sanrio store in the mall. But the sweets are adorable. And the experience even better.
Georgia purred like a happy kitten.