(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??