February 8, 2010

Dear Birthday Express...

please next time you send 2 catalogues in 2 weeks to entice my 3-year-old...soon to be 4-year-old with so many birthday ideas...

please make sure BOTH catalogues you send have the same cover...

my {could be photographic memory} daughter...seems to think that is NOT okay to switch it up for fun...

different does not catch her eye...catalogues that match do!

so as I hand her the new catalogue today upon its arrival so I can entertain her and get myself busy packing...

complete meltdown by her with the new catalogue...

she thought I intentionally "rearranged the pages" on the 1st catalogue because it was not how she remembered it...and proceeds to flip through the catalogue explaining that this should be the cover page...

as I find the first catalogue...I see that was in fact the "original" cover...

please do not rotate the covers...that is all I am saying because for my "type A" daughter it isn't great marketing...

and now I am not getting anything done because I am proving my case to my daughter that I pinky promise I did nothing to the 1st catalogue...we just received another catalogue different cover page...

of which when I was explaining it to her...I was laughing so hard I couldn't explain anymore...and she really didn't think that was funny at all...because I got the "look"

in summary please note:     she does not like seeing princess on the cover and inside cover...she preferred the mario on the cover and princess on the pages...like the first catalogue sent

that's all I'm askin'...

thank you for your consideration and time,

   from the mom of a daughter who doesn't like change either...

10 comments:

Shannon said...

lol, this is too cute. I can totally see this conversation going on. It is not fun trying to explain things to a little girl that has already made her mind up and thinks you are wrong. Have a great trip to the beach!!!

P.S. I am making the Chicken recipe tonight that you posted about last week, I can't wait :)

Jules said...

That sounds exactly like the 4 year old that I daycare for. Don't mess with her stuff!

Lissa said...

too cute! I've had times like that with my 6 yr old where I'm desperately trying to explain myself and she's just not having it.

Kasey said...

hilarious!

DustyLu said...

Thats funny. Kid are so smart! She knows her stuff..~lulu

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

That is too darn cute!

Tracey said...

Ha! Yes, they are very picky about things at that age (difficult is what I like to say)!!

Hope you're having fun on your trip!!!

:) T

koralee said...

Tooooooo cute. Have a wonderful time away...on those lovely beaches. xoxoxo

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Poor thing. Has she at least picked out her birthday extravaganza theme yet?
My little guys would have just thought they got new mail.

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

LOL! I have been doing a lot of explaining lately too, not easy. I can totally relate!