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July 31, 2014

(a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week in 2014)

Julia: blowing bubbles like a tiny girl version of Sherlock Holmes on a day when it was rainy and actually cool enough to wear a long sleeved dress. Oh how I love this dress that I got two years ago from Mini Boden. She wouldn't touch it for almost a year when I first got it. Now that she's almost growing out of the silly thing, she wants to wear this outfit all the time. ????

MY FRIENDS!!!!! Wowza, do I miss my blog. SO MUCH! I've been editing some client photo sessions that I did last month and ordering business cards and flash drives and getting nice packages together to get said flash drives out in the mail, and I have to do all of this at weird random times when my daughter isn't being driven to one activity or another, and SUMMER, and you know, I have to make dinner still sometimes.....

...and I miss my blog, is the bottom line. I have so many books I want to show and tell about. It will happen. I've been taking pix so I can make blog posts. They will happen.

My daughter is teaching me to be more open minded, I've discovered. She teaches me far more than I teach her, I'm pretty darn sure. She really wanted braids one day. I told her that girls with bobs can't really have braids. Try, she said. I whined and said, this is ridiculous. Your hair is too short and this is a waste of my time. TRY, she said. So I tried, and I managed to make the world's teeniest tiniest braids. SEE? she said.
Also, I made an illegal left turn while driving the other day, and she said that cameras were probably watching and I shouldn't have done that. I hope she still has that kind of thinking when she's a teen. And then she told me some kids were snotty to her during soccer camp and I told her all the rude ways I would have responded and she said, Mom! That's not nice. Two wrongs don't make a right. 

How does one parent a kid who is fundamentally nicer than you are??





8 comments:

  1. Haha, such a wise girl! Mine get on to me all the time, too, especially about (ahem) language. I love J's dress! I have to take the girls shopping for school clothes this week. Blah. Oh, and bubbles are awesome.

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    1. school shopping, I can't believe it. I'm in major denial!

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  2. Julia is such a good girl! You are one lucky mommy! I like her little braids. It's impossible to braid my girl's hair (she has my hair... which can't be style in any shape or form!). I miss blogging too. It's a nice break from my everyday life. Reading blogs is fun too so it is a relaxing hobby :)

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    1. I feel lucky every morning when I see her sweet face! even if i'm super super tired at the end of the day....still so grateful to have this girl in my life :) and i love my blogs! i keep reading about the 'death of the blog' -- no, I say! i love my blogs!!!

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  3. It's okay that you are not blogging as much due to summer because I can't read as much due to summer and by summer I mean kids that are underfoot and going here and there and let's have a water fight mom we don't understand what cleans the house means. I'm that mom that has the dirty house because I would rather play. School will be here soon enough. We'll all be waiting to read your words come fall.

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    1. oh Christina, thank you!!! what a darling and sweet comment. oh and my floors are FILTHY, i think i shouldn't even bat an eyelash about it, just give them a good scrubbing come the first week of school!

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  4. I love the sauce in this image.
    I've missed you.
    Will you believe I breezed through my feed reader but saved your posts for when I'd have the time to read them. I love your blog.
    I love that she's teaching you.
    That's so very cool.

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    1. Oh MY GOLLY GEE! I can't tell you how much that means to me, I just appreciate your sweet words so so much!!!! I'm so glad you're feeling well enough to catch up on some internet surfing, I always know I'm in a bad way when I'm too sick to get online or even watch TV. That's a special misery! And yeah, see that sassy look? I get some variation on that theme EVERYDAY, ha ha ha.

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