I, Stephen Bailey, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, did take my six year old daughter Rainey to see the Hannah Montana 3D movie. That's right, you read that correctly. Yes, that
Wait, let me start from the beginning. Rainey and I had big plans to celebrate Valantine's Day at our local Recreation Center where they were throwing a Father/Daughter dance. We had been looking forward to it for days. Rainey was stunning in her dress and cape her mother made for the occasion and I didn't look too shabby either in my best suit.
We arrived at the event along with other Father/Daughter couples and made our way to the gym that had been transformed into a beautiful ball room. Two ladies at the entrance made a fuss over how beautiful Rainey looked. "Look at you!" they exclaimed. "Are you ready for the ball?" they asked. And we were. We were indeed ready for the ball!
However, we had no tickets to the ball and the ball was sold out. The flyer said you could buy tickets at the door. The flyer didn't mention the possibility of the ball being sold out. The flyer misled and disappointed us.
We stood outside the ball. We stared at the beauty inside. We watched happy daughters escorted by proud fathers enter the ball. My heart sank to the pit of my stomach and then quickly lept into my throat. It repeated this exercise until I could gain my composure.
I called my wife for ideas. She had none. I told her I would pay any amount of money to make up for this. Maybe a shopping spree was in order. I had visions of buying her a pony. Perhaps we should go to the airport and fly to Paris for the week! Then I looked at my beautiful daughter who was waiting patiently for me to calm down.
She hugged me and suggested we go see a movie. I rushed her to the nearest theater where we arrived just in time for...you guessed it. $30 later, we were in our seats with 3D glasses on.
After the movie I suggested a fancy Italian Restaurant with live music. She opted for a change of clothes and dinner at her favorite spot, McDonalds. From there it was the ice cream shop and home to play with her webkinz.
The last thing she said to me when I put her to bed was, "I love you daddy. Today was the best day of my life."
I guess Hannah didn't lead her too far down the road of destruction.
I love you too Sweet Baby Girl. And it ranked pretty high on my best day list too.