1) A dog
2) Bunny slippers
Her love of dogs is just as strong now as it was when she was a baby. Every time we go to someones house with a dog it almost seems like she’d rather hang out with the dog than with anyone else. On Thanksgiving one of Christy’s brothers had a dog, Callie, and Ella fell in love. She would pet Callie and let her lick her face.
Someday we’ll get Ella a dog…but not this Christmas. I know that I’ll ultimately be the one taking care of it and right now I just can’t deal with that. I have too many other priorities. And I don’t want to have to deal with the dog when we travel.
So that meant that I had to find bunny slippers. The child only asked for 2 things and one of them was immediately off the table, so I had to do all I could to get the second. I searched the internet high and low and I found several options, but unfortunately they were either WAY more than I wanted to pay, or they only cost $7 but I’d have to pay $9 in shipping.
I tried to convince Ella that there were better slippers out there. I even took Ella to both Wal-Mart and Target and showed her every pair of slippers they had in stock to see if she would accept something else. Nope. She denied Elmo, Princess, Abby Cadabby and even Sponge Bob. All she wanted was bunny slippers…pink to be exact.
I have no idea where she saw bunny slippers. I don’t own any. Joe doesn’t own any. I don’t remember seeing a picture of any in her books. I don’t remember seeing any in her videos. I have absolutely no idea where she came up with wanting bunny slippers, but that is on her wish list.
A few weeks ago I decided that I would drop Ella off at school then head to the mall to walk from store to store until I found bunny slippers. Luckily it didn’t take too long and after looking in one store, I passed Stride Rite. In the window they had the most adorable, pink, fluffy bunny slippers. This was when I started praying that they would have Ella’s size…I also decided that regardless of size I was going to buy them. If they were too big I would stuff cotton in the toe until she grew into them. If they were too small I’d figure out how to make them work.
The heavens opened up and shone down upon me, because they only had a couple of pairs left, and one of them was in Ella’s size. AHHH! I am going to have one happy girl on Christmas morning. Now the big question is, are the slippers from mommy and daddy, or Santa?