Yeah, not so nice. But on the upside, most of what I purchase on Ebay is practically free, which is how I'm able to support my habit even when resources are slim.
But anyhoo, my most recent find is a practically free princess dress for the small one. it arrived in the mail yesterday, just as we were leaving for a walk, and I opened the package to let her see what it was. She instantly started shrieking "DRESS! DRESS!", so I went ahead and changed her into it, right there in the street, and we continued our walk in a more regal fashion.
We walked down to a small garden at the end of the block, and took some more picturesque shots (with my cell phone, so please excuse the quality!):
I don't know if you can tell, in these photos of my beautiful princess, but she's ripping the heads off the flowers. It was like a mission for her. I kept sitting down on the little bench with her, talking about beautiful flowers and butterflies, but she was really intent on the task of demolishing the garden, so I decided it was time to go.
Interestingly, she had a different plan, which involved walking down the street barefoot and in a princess dress, pushing her own stroller, so we had a minor altercation, which of course I won (second rule of life- "mom always wins"), and ended our walk with me pushing a stroller up a hill while saying "SIT ON YOUR BOTTOM" through my teeth, to a beeyootiful princess.