chloe's been planning a trip to china for about 2 years now.
she talks about her china-bound plans daily.
"to see the baby pandas!"
"i'm going to climb the bamboo & eat with those stick things!"
today she packed her bags.
hello kitty mirror, baby chinchilla pet shop,
"where do kisses come from" golden book,
a few ponies, and a teddy bear.
she came in the kitchen with her strawberry shortcake backpack strapped on,
& with all the excitement a 4 year old can muster,
"k, i packed my backpack for the airport, brushed my teeth, and ate munch (lunch)....now i'm all ready to go to china!!!"i then had the parental duty to inform her that
china is very far away &
that we'd hafta save our pennies for many moons to go there...
i basically crushed her hopes & dreams.
for a long while.
large, disappointed, china-loving tears.
i hope that one day
chloe gets to explore china.
and i dream that she gets to climb bamboo, eat with chopsticks & even meet her friend kia-lan.
...but in the meantime,
i told her we'd hit up wetzel pretzel at the mall for family date night.
she was thoroughly satisfied.