Yesterday a classmate of ResponsiBoy’s gave Dolly the gift of a lifetime! A gift whose smile rivaled the smile that yoga brings. It involved finding one of these, which is no easy feat.
This sweet girl went to so much work for our Dolly!!! Dolly’s unicorn was decorated beautifully when Dolly arrived at the barn, a bejeweled horn, purple stars and sparkly-painted hooves. Dolly was speechless. She had been anxiously awaiting her ride all day. She must have asked me about 56 times if it was time to go to the “unicorn stables.”
Dolly rode in tandem with ResponsiBoy’s sweet classmate (whose face I won’t broadcast to the inter-web since she is not my child). This sweet girl was SO patient with Dolly though. I’m pretty sure she has a future as a riding instructor. She showed Dolly exactly how to be safe around unicorns, explained all the equipment one needs to ride a unicorn, and never got bored with her 4-year-old questions.
The trio rode inside for awhile, then the rain let up, and they were able to ride outside. Dolly’s activity tolerance is still pretty low. She rode that horse for a full hour and then spent awhile after the ride tenderly helping to brush and feed her unicorn. I was shocked. She usually lasts maybe 30 minutes at something and then asks “can we go now?!?”
As we rode home in the car, Dolly recounted the entire 90 minute experience, including asking “Maybe you could buy me a unicorn? Just a small one, since I’m just a small girl! It wouldn’t take up much space, I promise!!!”
–FullPlateMom, who is making room for a unicorn, just a small one, for her girl.