Day 4 of camp included a trip to our local bowling alley for "cosmic" bowling. The ad to the left makes it look like some pretty adult entertainment...I'm not sure what they're going for with that porn/bride of Frankenstein/goth chick on the poster, but it doesn't exactly scream Little Adventurer Summer Camp. Audrey loved it because it involved a dark room with crazy lights -- always a big hit with her. There was a big disco ball, glow lighting that made her shirt look all wacky, and some thumping club music.
Audrey made a new friend named Justine, who apparently knew all the words to "California Gurls" and liked her some dirty dancin'.
Crossed legs and
Audrey and Justine
After camp, Lauren decided it was high time to give Audrey her first pedicure. She brought nail polish that matched the hot pink that she had on her own toes AND bought her her first pair of bona fide $.97 Old Navy flip-flops, in a beautiful pale pink. The better to break your neck in, my pretty.
I've been avoiding the whole nail-painting thing, although I've certainly seen loads of girls much younger than Audrey with constantly painted fingers and toenails. I'm not into the Little Lolita look as I discussed here. I think little girls are way too hootchie before their time, and I'm paranoid that painted nails will be a slippery slope to false eyelashes, spray tans, up-do's, hair extensions and her getting cast as a Li'l Guidette on the new pre-tween version of Jersey Shore.
Audrey trying to pretend as if her youth hasn't been stolen from her by Lauren
Now I'm anticipating the aftermath. What do I do next week when it's looking slightly less cute with half of it chipped off? Her father will be all over the internet researching how the smell of nail polish remover will melt her brain and cause her to become more autistic. Audrey will flip out because by then she will have forgotten that there was a time not so long ago when her nails were not hot pink...like when she finally got her arm out of a cast and was completely freaked out at the sight of her bare arm. "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah, what is that flesh-colored bone sticking out from my left shoulder!!!!" Come to think of it, her cast was hot pink too. I'm doomed.