Every now and then I am reminded of just how different our little girls are. D's parents were here for a visit over the weekend and wanted to take the girls out to pick up some birthday/Easter/we love our granddaughters sort of gifts. Off we went to Toys R Us, always a favorite destination.
M immediately gravitated to the My Little Pony and Barbie section (also known as "pink world") and happily chose a pony playset and a mini stable for Barbie's horses.
A didn't get past the Lego section and after much consideration chose a Lego Knights storming-the-castle set and a Lego Exo-Force character. Much weaponry and rocket-ish things.
R came to the sobering realization that Toys R Us just isn't her big thing any more. At the ripe old age of 10 1/2 she walked through, curious but uninspired. That is, until she found, in a bin of beat-up and marked down boxes, a computer game: John Deere's American Farmer, a simulation game where you run your own farm. That and a couple of Redwall books made her day.
Dance exams went well yesterday; R did a runthrough in the morning and danced her sword without a hitch, much to her relief. We get results next week. And for the first time in almost 7 weeks, we have nobody staying in the house except our family. The house seems positively huge.