Having a girl has been a really, really awesome head trip.
After two boys, I totally wanted a girl, but I had no idea what I was getting. I mean, it’s way better than I expected, but sometimes Andy and I look at each other all…
Where did she come from?
How does she know this stuff?
We are so fucked.
I am girly, but I’m also super nerdy. It’s like a weird balance. Gigi is zero percent nerdy and a zillion percent girly. The world is a stage, and Gigi is the star… or like super famous future gay icon.
In a few days we’re heading down to Florida, which also means a few trips to Disney. For most kids, this means rides and junk food and characters and, like, stupid expensive toys with the word Disney on it.
For parents it means a lot of drinking and self medicating and overdraft fees and rubbing SPF 90 on things.
For Gigi, it means role playing and costume changes.
I’ve mostly been preparing for that. Throwing Spanx and skinny jeans in a suitcase is easy, getting her stuff in order is a little more maddening. I mean, she alone is the only reason I even know where my iron is. Because wrinkles are for muggles, apparently.
This morning we were picking out what dresses she would wear to the park, and what dress she’d prefer for a tea party she’s going to this weekend (it’s like she’s Kate fucking Middleton, y’all), and we thought it’d be the perfect chance for a small glimpse into the beautifully costumed Wonderland that Gigi simply calls… day wear.
She may have 40 naked Lalaloopsies in her upstairs closet, but this doll wouldn’t be caught dead not dressed to the nines, and I have to admit, these LaLa Loopsy dresses are pretty damn cute (and I toss them in the washer and they emerge unscathed. win.). This pink one is the winner for this weekend’s Oz The Great & Powerful themed Tea party and Private Showing. I suggested she wear her Dorothy dress, but it wasn’t poofy enough. Which is something I obviously should have known.
This Alice in Wonderland dress is from Lover Dovers on Etsy. Because we (and by we I mean not me) wear these dresses so often, I started investing in some really cool versions that aren’t so chock-full of polyester that I get a yeast infection just looking at it. Gigi originally got this dress for Halloween (she insists we couples costume it each year, I agree because eventually I’ll be ruining her life and I might as well enjoy the cuddly time), and has been rocking it ever since. She’ll be the prettiest Alice in all of Magic Kingdom.
This dress is also from Lover Dovers, she’s amazing and I basically want everything she makes. We bought this Minnie dress for a day at Hollywood Studios, and also for like, for every time we leave the house to do things like go to Target or drop of that tiny cup of Andy’s urine because he totally has a UTI but can’t do things on demand in doctor’s offices.
If my uterus wasn’t so full of sarcasm, Diet Pepsi and Starburst Jelly beans, I’d be pregnant just looking at these.