i wasn't sure how it would go...
no reason at all.
and it worked! i gave her about 18 doodads from the $1 spot and she gave me two hours to browse around all my favorite departments in target! i made a brief err in judgment by walking down the toy aisle, but that was quickly remedied by making a mad-dash for the shoe department (she is her mother's daughter). we also disagreed on whether she should be able to rub her pacifier all over the cart and still suck on it. i briefly took it away, but she won that one when i realized the alternative was for her to just suck on the cart itself.
speaking of the cart...i thought it might appease her if i got one of those carts that has the extra built-in plastic seat. i was right, she loved it. unfortuntely, that thing is so beastly, it would've been easier if i chose to push her around in a compact car. i ran over at least 4 innocent bystanders and forced one lady to leap onto a display of cheerios because the thing was uncontrollable. otherwise, totally worth it.
gladiator sandals for piper:
warning: ranting ahead....
so, target had all kinds of toddler shoes with heels or wedges! umm, they're called toddlers because they toddle. as in: they're not really good at walking yet. if i still look like a hunchback when i'm wearing heels, i'm pretty sure piper's not quite up for the challenge. with the exception of some kind of doctor-prescribed, corrective wedge shoe; i'm pretty sure anyone under age 8 should not be sportin' a heel. and now that i've put that out there, you can guarantee piper will demand some sparkly blue heels with cinderella on 'em at the ripe age of 4.
cute piggy bank (first seen here) for piper: