Posts Tagged ‘chloe’

Pink Tie Event

Friday night from 6:30-9:00pm Chloe and will attend the 2009 Daddy Daughter Dance sponsored by the City of McKinney Parks and Recreation association.

Our big date takes place at the McKinney Recreation Center along with 125 other “couples”.

I am really looking forward to it and for Chloe, it is the highlight of the year. I have really enjoyed seeing her excitement about it ever since I told her about it earlier in the week. I gave her the cutout advertisement from the parks and recreation magazine that looks like this and she has carried it around with her constantly all week – she even has it by her side when she gets in bed each night. She looks at it as she falls asleep. Needless to say, she is eagerly anticipating this grand event. She calls it “the ball”.

So she already has her dress picked out. She’s going to look like a true princess, that’s for sure. Last night, I asked her if she wanted to help me pick out which shirt and tie I should wear with my suit. I don’t wear suits very often, so she probably had never seen my full tie collection. I thought she was going to fall over when she saw I had a pink tie. She was pretty surprised and I immediately knew she wanted me to wear it, cuz it was the obvious choice to match her princess dress.

But then something strange happened. I asked her which one I should wear and she said the black one. Hm. Really? Then I asked, “Are you sure you don’t want me to wear the pink one?” She said, “Yes, but I think the other daddies will think its silly.”

Isn’t that sweet? She didn’t want me to feel silly wearing a pink tie, thinking I’d be worried what other people thought about me, a man, wearing pink. I’m amazed at her ability to think like that, being only 4 years old. I’m more amazed by her choosing something that she thought I would like better, even if it meant the opposite of what she wanted.

What a sweet little girl! I sure am looking forward to our date at the ball tomorrow night. I’ll post some pictures at a later time.

Where Bubbles Go

Last evening I was working on a freelance project at my desk in our bedroom. Chloe was taking a bubble bath in our bathroom downstairs. The tub is about 20 feet from my desk, so I could work while keeping an eye on her – and answer her 2,489 questions that she felt were more important than what I was doing.

After being in the tub about 20 minutes or so, she realized that all the bubbles were starting to disappear and asked if she could have more. So I turned the water back on and put in some more bubble bath liquid. She asked what happened to the bubbles and I just said, “Well, after awhile, they just go away.”

She must have felt I was trying to keep the real truth from her. She asked, in a completely serious tone, “Where do they go? Do they go in my butt?”

So I tried to explain to her that that is indeed not where they go – all the while keeping a straight face. The things kids think of! I love how their minds work. :)