Last week was our kids’ Spring Break. We decided to celebrate with an all-inclusive 14-day cruise through the Caribbean.
Like most good Michiganders, we headed to warm, tropical Chicago!
It’s a great town and my daughter and I decided to celebrate with dinner at American Girl Place Chicago.
That’s when things got a little out of hand.
Everything started just fine. My ten-year-old packed up her girls for the ten minute walk from our hotel down Michigan Avenue, aka The Magnificent Mile, to American Girl Place.
We were both excited that her dolls could join us at the table in the cafe.
The Tide Turns
Things started to go downhill when I excused myself to the restroom and spotted the doll holder in my stall. It’s ingenious, really. No one wants to hold an American Girl doll while peeing.
But, it made me giggle.
Spring Break, Doll-style
When I returned to the table, giggling, I decided to have a little more fun.
Mary Ellen started to party a little too hard, if you know what I mean.
Pretty soon, she was drunk from her little china cup (which you get to take home, by the way) and fell out of her high chair.
It was about this time that I was
having a blast approached by my daughter.
“Mommy, stop! You’re embarrassing me,” she said, shaking her head.
Then I felt a tap on my shoulder.
“I LOVE how you’re playing with the dolls, Mom!” our server commented.
AHA! Someone appreciated my Spring Break humor!
Don’t worry. I behaved after that and my daughter was not embarrassed by my actions anymore. Especially since I told her I would buy her some stuff in the store.
And how was your spring break? Have you been to an American Girl doll store?