Thursday, September 19, 2013

The dress

Kamryn was an honorary flower girl in her sisters wedding.  Kjerstin pick out a dress and we ordered it off Etsy.  The dress came and Kamryn tried it on.  This dress was not her favorite.  It itched, was fluffy and made her miserable.  We would try it on occasionally in order to get her use to it.  Our encouraging "so pretties" couldn't make her love the dress.  And then a brain storm happened. If she wore leggings and a sweater, just maybe we could get her to wear it for a short period of time.  So we tried it.  Kamryn began twirling around in her "pretty" dress and saying pretty.  We had conquered the unhappy toddler, or so we thought.
Fast forward to wedding day.  I have now spent the morning preparing and directing family member who helped with the set up for the wedding.  I have an hour to get ready myself.  Having parented girls already, I knew that Kamryn didn't need to get in her dress until right before the wedding.  So with 5 minutes to spare, she gets dressed.  I now have a hysterical, screaming baby on my hands, and a large concerned audience. We move to Bev's office where on the floor she gets her hair done and her shoes on.  Mike comes in and says, "It may not happen and that's okay."  Kamryn begins to calm down with the help of Auntie Beth and a squirt bottle.  Auntie knows when to put a little fun into an almost disastrous situation. 
Kamryn was able to walk down the isle in her sisters wedding without a hitch. 

(see picture above) 

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