So to bring this conversation back to a superficial level (and I think you are handling everything magnificently, C), I went ahead and got the blue one. I don't like it the best, but $80 vs. $200 is pretty persuasive. And it is available now, while the other two are sold out until mid-June. So if I hate this one I can just return it and get one that I like. Also, i couldn't decide which of the expensive ones I like better so the money was a nice decider for me.
JoJo is going through something developmental right now - her behavior is just awful and trying. Today was the worst day and I really only spent about two hours with her. ugh. She is going to spend next week with her cousins at my in-laws' house on the lake. I am looking forward to a vacation, but really worried about her going up there. There is a history of irresponsible behavior there and I worry for her safety somewhat. I may be over-protective (that's what dh's family all think), but they all drink and they live on a lake. I fear that there won't be a lot of adult supervision. But then I think about what I was able to do when I was her age and think I shouldn't worry so much. It's in the country and she gets to play with her cousins who she adores and they adore her, so that will be wonderful for her.
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov