Monday, October 5, 2009

Pinkalicious


Evie loves the color pink. She loves pink toys, pink food, pink clothes. She's been known to refuse to wear a dress because it's not pink. "It looks kind of like boy clothes." Whoever heard of a boy in a teal and yellow dress?

It should come as no surprise that her favorite book is Pinkalicious. We read it over and over and over, and over and over and over, till we are pink in the face. For those of you who don't know this story by heart, Pinkalicious is a little girl who bakes pink cupcakes with her mom on a rainy afternoon. She eats so many that she is pink when wakes up the next morning! After her doctor diagnoses her with Pinkititis, she learns two lessons: the importance of a well-balanced diet, and that it's always more comfortable to be yourself.

This afternoon, Evie woke up from her nap crying. Hysterically. I think she didn't have enough sleep, but I couldn't get her to calm down. She kept saying "I'm sad!" and "I don't know what's wrong with me!" After at least ten minutes of this, I asked "What do you think we could do to make you feel better?" The waterworks stopped immediately (I'm a sucker, I know,) and Evie said "Do we have the stuff to make Pinkalicious cupcakes?"

We did, and the last batch is in the oven now. We had fun mixing and adding lots of pink food coloring. Evie is tickled pink about the whole thing. But just a couple minutes ago, she said "I'll eat all the cupcakes and then I'll be pink like Pinkalicious!" Um, that might be an ingredient I don't have.

7 comments:

Alexandra said...

she is soooo cute!! My mom loooves that book and is really looking forward to reading it to little Peanut. Looks like I now know what i am getting into by having a girl. lol

Fiona said...

Time to introduce Evie to the concept of the metaphor.

"Yes, you're pink. In a sense."

That thing where they wake up sad and can't seem to calm down is not fun. Iain does that and it just makes me anxious.

newlyweds said...

Aww how cute. And what a sweet mommy to bake with her. I'd love to see a picture of the cupcakes!

Mary/Mommyof5! said...

Love both Pinkalicious and Purplelicious. How fun!! You're not a sucker, you are just teaching her empathy! Enjoy these moments with her..they grow up so fast!!

Christine at Origami Mommy said...

So cute!! I was *just* having this conversation with someone because my daughter won't wear anything but pink right now. She recommended the book "Double Pink." I'll have to check that and Pinkalicious out!

Tiffanee said...

You are such a great mom. My daughter loves that book and would die for pinkalicious cupcakes.

Shari Baby said...

ha. i want that book. i haven't read pinkalicious. but i HAVE read Purplelicious. Has she read that yet? it's pretty cute.