The Princess That Looked Like Her

I have not had the best day today.

After the hellish world of suck, I still had to pick up Billie from school and go grocery shopping.

Grocery shopping with a hyperactive 4 year old is like trying to bottle lightening.

Anyways, while in the store, she sees a princess Tiana costume.

….Now, Billie already has costumes. Loads of ’em. That child lives her life in costumes. But I have never seen her eyes go so big or her smile get so wide.

“MOMMY! SHE LOOKS LIKE ME! THAT COSTUME IS FOR ME!! She has curly hair like mine, mommy!! She’s pretty like me. And she’s a princess!! Mommy. I have never seen anything more beautiful. Have you seen
anything so beautiful?”

There were four other people around us at the time. Two women with a kid, and an older, middle-aged, white guy with glasses. The women with the kid gave me an understanding smile, but it was when the man with the glasses made eye contact with me that I realized he was about to cry.

He said, “if you don’t get her that costume, I am buying it for her.”

So now, in addition to all the others, we have a new costume. But this one feels particularly special to me.

And my bad day just got a little more magical.


Thanks, Billie. Mommy loves you.

The Princess That Looked Like Her

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