Lily chose this book at a used book store. For 50 cents, I couldn’t say no to a book about a little girl and her grandmother. Lily was going to visit my mom the next day, so it seemed fitting to get a book about visiting with grandma.
Unfortunately, the book ended up casting my mother and me $15 each, so 60 times what I paid for it.
Lily: I really want a red nightgown.
Me: You do?
Lily: I want Nonni to get me a red nightgown. And one for Woof Woof.
As I said, she was going to visit my mother, aka Nonni, the very next day.
Me: Well, I don’t know if Nonni has a red nightgown for you, but we’ll be sure to get you one soon. You need more pajamas anyway.
Lily: I really want a red nightgown with polka dots on it like in the book. The grandma gets the little girl a red nightgown and Nonni is my grandma.
I called my mom immediately to warn her about the nightgown crisis. She cursed me and my book. “I don’t know if I’ll have time to get a red nightgown before tomorrow!”
Me: You don’t have to get her one. I just thought I’d let you know…
Because seriously, how special would it be for her to find a red nightgown under her pillow the night after she read this book? Pretty special, right?
And so, my mom ran out in the middle of the night on a hunt for red nightgowns. She was in luck, Kohls not only had a red nightgown, it also had a matching one for Woof Woof.
Naturally, I had to buy one for Rose and Baby Woof Woof too.