So I took Rory for her first pedicure yesterday, and it was quite an experience let me tell you. First of all, Rory just thought that this was a great opportunity to talk to new people. And, they're kind of stuck in front of her so they had to listen. There was a slight language barrier between the little Vietnamese girl who didn't speak great English but tried desperately to understand my 4 year old. Most of the time she just nodded away and really that's all the encouragement Rory needs. Actually, it was the girl who was giving me a pedicure (really, taking Rory was just an excuse to get a pedicure myself) and Rory was quite fascinated that a BOY was going to paint her nails. She sat on the edge of her seat with a Sprite and thought that she was every bit of 18 and grown up.
Rory was unaware of the second conversation going on around her, but three workers all separately asked me what country she was from and then were surprised because I said Korea. They all commented on her round eyes and eye crease and said how beautiful she was because of those features. Now I've read the articles and heard that her round eyes and eye crease are considered beautiful in the Asian culture, but it's the first time we've experienced it first hand. Actually, as I'm writing this, I'm remembering several Korean flight attendants on our way home from Korea commenting on her eyes and saying they knew she would be beautiful as an adult because of them. It was interesting because each time the workers at the nail salon would say Korea, it was accompanied by a hand gesture up at their eyes pulling their eyes into slits. I didn't quite know how to take it, but they were all very sweet to Rory and gave her lots of attention which is nice because after a week alone with the girly, I'm kind of tired of being the sole attention giver. :)
Warning: ugly feet ahead. Rory was in charge of color selection although I've been wanting to try blue anyway.
And then we had some watermelon at lunch time and Rory really wanted to eat it on the rind so I took her outside. She was so funny spitting out seeds!
Warning: very unladylike pose ahead.
Warning: extreme close ups.
And that concludes the end of the warnings.