Have I mentioned how I have ruined my poor sweet little five year old daughter??? Oh yes, thanks to her mommy she is "unconditionally and irrevocably" in love with Twilight. She recently even acquired her own little Pocket Edward and Hideous Bella. She sleeps on a Twilight pillowcase. She watches the blu-ray almost every single day. She made me replay the newest New Moon trailer at least 10 times today on youtube. And she cried at Hot Topic when I explained that a Twilight lunchbox was not a good idea for Kindergarten. Yes, I take full blame...
On our recent vacation to Colorado, we decided to take our kids horseback riding. My oldest is quite the equestrian, as she had several years of lessons in the past...my middle child (the only boy) is also good in the saddle. He has ridden numerous times with friends. My youngest...well this would be her first time. I was nervous for her, but she was so excited! She loved it! And of course...much to the amusement of our guide...she wanted Pocket Edward to learn to ride too.
So we handed him up...but I'm sure you can guess the horse's reaction! His animal insticts kicked in...he wasn't too sure about letting a vampire take a ride! But eventually he calmed down and decided that since little Ed was only 7 inches tall, he was a manageable threat. We all had a great time, but we got so tired of hearing Pocket Edward complain about the pace! "YES, Edward...We all know you can run MUCH faster than the horses. Try to remember there are children here too! " He pouted a little, but got over it...and fun was had by all !!!!
After the trailride, my Hannah decided that she and her cousin Bella (well, second cousin actually..and yep...her name is really Bella!) needed to play with Pocket Edward and Hideous Bella for awhile. Bella is only three, but quite eager to join in this new fun. Her mother, who is actually MY cousin, Vickie, thinks we have lost our minds!!! She read the Twilight books (at my insistance)...and she liked them. She watched the movie, once it was out on DVD...and liked it. BUT...she is not obsessed... So she loves me...and tolerates my craziness...and secretly thinks I am a lunatic probably...but thats ok. I love her too! Wonder how long she'll still like me though if we have corrupted her only daughter?? ha!