Today, Emily found her 6th pony.


She’s been going in that little store every time we are at the mall.

She goes in, looks at the pony and ask if they have Rarity.

Normally the answer is “no, all we have is on the floor”

Today, someone who might be the manager, went out back and looked for Rarity while Emily crossed her fingers.

She came back with it!

Emily squealed, jumped, pet her pony and talked louder than necessary when the other employee asked her question about her pony collection.

Emily’s enthusiasm was contagious!

When Emily was paying for her pony, the lady behind us in line to pay was smiling.

As I asked Emily if she was happy, the lady said: “I am happy too, I’m not sure what she’s buying but I’m happy she found it and I don’t even know you.”

The cashier and manager were smiling too.

We were all smiling.

No staring, no wondering why a 16 year old was buying a pony, just smiles and genuine happiness to see her happy!!!


If you buy your own, you will never be disappointed

Last night I turned the table around and decided to tell Emily one if my secrets… My turn to teach her something instead of the other way around.

Christmas is fast approaching and yesterday was Black Friday in the U.S. We have some sales here too but not as it is over the border.

Lesson #1 – I refuse to get into the craziness of shopping when everyone else is. Shop early, shop on-line or don’t shop. This time of year, it’s freezing out, we need warm clothes and the mall is starting to fill with Christmas craziness… Better be done shopping soon!

Lesson #2 – In life, don’t wait for others to make you happy. You see something you like and you can afford it? Get it! My husband and I do this and we’ve never been disappointed. Last night Emily picked a nice scarf for herself and I did the same! We will wrap them and offer them to each other on Christmas Day!

She’s really excited but is a little worries she’ll want to wear it over the next month 🙂

I explained to her that the wait will make opening her gift even more fun!

We high fived and when on to buy something for daddy…!

Here is Emily in her way out


She looked at herself in the mirror and said “now that’s a style!”


I am so glad we’ve managed to raise a daughter full of self-esteem. A daughter who knows she’s amazing and who I am sure will keep making her way through life teaching people.