The girls were playing Barbie/Disney Princess dolls recently. The dolls were having a big party in the Dream House to say goodbye before they had to “stay home forever because of Coronavirus.”
Whoa… some big stuff to unpack there.
I’ve been making masks to donate and of course the whole YouTube mask thing, so the girls asked me if I could make masks for their dolls, too. Sure. If some quick and easy masks are going to help them work through their emotions, then count me in!
I want to start out with huge thanks to everyone who offered assistance in our search for teeny tiny toddler figure skates.
Three moms from SkaterGirl’s club offered their daughters’ first skates for TinyTot. All are too big, but we’ll hold on to one pair as a long-term loan. She’ll grow. And then the Facebook community responded immediately with help and heartfelt well-wishes from all sorts of sources -some expected, some surprising. That’s how we ended up finding TinyTot’s skates.
One helpful response included a link to a pair on eBay. I lost that pair in a last-second outbid situation. I was bummed, but sometimes these things really work out for the best. I kept searching eBay and found a brand new pair of pink Jackson Softec skates – for less than half the price of retail and free shipping! Still more than I intended to spend going into this adventure, but every time I got my hopes up, and every day we got closer to the first lesson, the price expectation rose just a little. Funny how that happens. Ha.
I wasn’t sure whether soft skates would be ok or if she needed leather boots. So I texted SkaterGirl’s coach (who was very kind to respond while on well-deserved vacation). She said they’d be great starter skates. Sold!
Look how happy she is with her new skates! Aww… worth it.
The tiny skate socks arrived in the mail, too. I found all the winter gear, washed it, and labeled it with her name. Now all TinyTot needs are soakers and hard guards…