As always - The Cast of Characters
Me (The Daddy)
The Bean: Age 7
The Butterfly: Age 6
The Darling Wife
The Buffett Puppy
Guest starring Grammy and Grumps
The DW and I convinced The Bean to wear the pretty polka dot dress for the Nordstrom Fashion Show. She looked, of course, amazing. The Butterfly looked amazing as well.
Now would there be any unexpected catastrophes to unhinge the festivities?
Many of the children had issues with the Catwalk. Some cried. Some hid. Some were too frightened to prance along the Red Carpet. One wouldn't leave the Red Carpet until she'd strutted her stuff 3 times.
The Butterfly in her Blue Cheetah dress was all business. She marched up and back down, blowing a single kiss to the DW as she returned behind the curtain.
The Bean walked out slowly, arm-in-arm with a crying girl. She hugged her and essentially drug her along the path. She did manage more than a few hair flips and and executed a perfect U-Turn at the end of the carpet. Her companion ceased her tears and wiggled along to the safety of the curtain.
So, nothing funny happened. A shame, really.
I was in a state of shock. How did The Bean manage to smile and wave at the crowd without pitching a fit?
The Bean learned a valuable lesson about being a child runway model. "You don't have to be happy," she explained. "You just have to pretend to be happy."
In the end, she liked the dress. And Grammy and Grumps were there to make sure she got to keep it.