Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fashion: The Best Medicine?

Shure Daisy Girls Dress-Up , $23.99 Amazon.com

My almost three year old has been home sick the last two days with strep throat.  Seeing her so sick just makes me want to cheer her up with something special.  Day one was just kind of sad and pathetic, with her refusing any food or drink laying on the cold wood floor for hours on end barely moving, but after two doses of "Pinkalicious Medicine" (hey, its all in how you sell it to them) she woke up this morning feeling more like herself.  By the afternoon she was back to smothering her little brother and I must admit I was daydreaming of how passively she was laying on the floor not 24 hours earlier.

She wasn't really up to doing much today but when I took out the Shure Daisy Girls Dress-Up her pale little face lit up.  She immediately got to task on naming her dolls, dressing them, redressing them and then dressing them again!  She is absolutely smitten with this toy.  I'm not one to buy tons of toys and this one has actually been waiting in my secret basement closet since Chanukah (still wrapped up in the draidel paper and all!)  My Mom bought this for her along with about a dozen other gifts too.  My general rule is one or two toys the day of a birthday or holiday and I put the rest away for a rainy day or sick day as the case may be.  I find that too many toys at once is too overwhelming and toys, even good ones, get cast aside in the chaos.   I'm happy I saved this one because it really got the attention it deserved today.  All the pieces are perfectly sized for little hands and the magnetic backing makes this ideal for younger kids who may have a hard time dressing a real doll.

My little fashionista was also the lucky recipient of Pinkalicious: Pink around the Rink (I Can Read Book 1) and Pinkalicious: Tickled Pink which as I noted came in extremely handy when trying to administer Amoxicillin. I have to say that I am not the biggest fan of the original Pinkalicious, but these two books are really adorable with sweet little messages about being true to your (pinkatastic) self.  Just enough sugar to help the medicine go down without giving you a stomach ache.

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