The bow problem? Solved, thanks to our handy dandy Bowsnappers! (In my Blue's Clue's voice, of course.) I gave The Princess complete access to our Bowsnappers drawer, (yes, they have a drawer to themselves) and she created this bow. No, it does not match her legwarmers, but she made it, so it was good enough for her. And it stopped a breakdown in it's tracks, and that's good enough for me!
The rest of our day, thankfully, went a lot more smoothly. And this hairstyle still looked great this morning; all I had to do was redo the ponytail and she was on her way.