Morning arrived and Harper had not changed her mind. I snuggled up with her, and we had a little talk - and made a list.
Reasons NOT to go you the party: leaving mama
Reasons TO go to the party: checking out Kinzie's house, cake, presents, friends, dance party, gift bag, and checking out Kinzie's house (yep, this made the list twice)...
Then, I taught Harps some "get the worries out" breathing techniques (that I had googled the previous night at 3am, while I was up with worry). Together, we breathed in through our noses and then we breathed all the worries out through our mouth. We did that a few times, and after the suggestion of curling her hair like Grammy does - Harper was all ready to get dressed.
Harper had the best time at her bestie's birthday. There were no tears that had me cringing at drop off, just the screams as "HARPIE!!!" as we entered the house.