We had a wonderful, wonderful time at the American Girl Doll Bistro for Emma's birthday today. Roving Reporter made the reservations in September when she thought I might be dying. As luck would have it, I lived and serendipitously, the date was today, Emma's birthday. Here is a bit of irony: I found myself in the bistro with two of the smartest women I know, talking about the latest books we have read and drinking tea out of perky pink teapots. There was a lot of pink. The girls had a blast. It was an island of serendipity. Then we left the island and I found myself in front of this case. What color are her eyes?
After American Girl, we went for Justice. Not the concept, the store. And then it hit me. How did I get here? When my daughter says "I love Justice", I want it to mean something else. It has to mean something else. So, for now, when we make a Justice purchase, I am going to insist that we find a way to make real injustice right. Could be canned food to the food bank, helping out a neighbor who is elderly. I will let my shopping prodigy come up with a list. I will also let you know how this all goes. Could be interesting.
And a special shout out to Roving Reporter for making reservations months in advance and Auntie T for serving as birthday fairy godmothers. I get by with a little help from my friends.