for a crazy price, they get hair extensions, hair teased and sparkled, gobs of make-up and then put in to a princess dress.
all on a very hot and melting day. not to mention, they are so made-up that personally, i find it a bit spooky seeing all these little girls in so much make-up.
i did, however, buy these hair-extensions for chaeli at only $10 for one. she has a princess dress and tiara at home. if she wants to, i have no issues having her dressed up on a rainy day or perhaps even for halloween. i have no issues with buying some spray-in sparkles for her hair. or… putting on some light make-up. 'light' being the key word here.
best of all, not on a day were she needs to be in cotton shorts and t-shirt to avoid a heat stroke.
and yes, she loves her new hair extensions and has not complained once about not being dressed ups as a princess. better yet, she hasn't begged or whined to us about buying her something. she might drop hints and ask nicely but when we say 'no' she doesn't put up a fight. in return, we have bought her things that we think are not too expensive. i'll admit that i do love shopping at disney but i want to make sure the gifts are at least going to be put to good use, rather then trinkets that she'll never play with much again. she doesn't need a stick, for example, that flashes lights like crazy to the point of giving us near seizures.
but, i have bought her a very nice, minnie-mouse baseball cap, a matching bracelett and necklace, each with the mickey mouse charm on them, the hair extension (mentioned above), a pencil case she will need for school next year, and of course, minnie mouse ears as that is somewhat traditional. but we bought her different ones from last time. this time, it's a head band with pearl-sequined ears and a white wedding veil.