The Best and the Blurst
Top: bought in Australia (similar here and here) | White denim: Forever 21 (similar here) | Leopard flats: Target | Leopard belt: similar here | Watch: Kate Spade (similar here) | Sunglasses: Tory Burch (almost identical here)
Bird top: OshKosh (similar here) | Skirt: OshKosh (similar here) | Rose gold moccasins: Freshly Picked | White bow headband: Waterleaf Boutique
It's been a while since I've shared pictures of both of my girls on the blog. And by a while, I mean approximately six months. Which is just way too long. It's rude of me to keep all this adorableness to myself.
If you didn't already know, I'm a stay-at-home mom. For the most part I really love it but it definitely has it's rough moments. It's a job where the good moments are amazing, but the bad moments make you want to rip your hair out... or sell your children to a circus. Instead of presenting an idealized version of motherhood, I'm going to share some of the best and "blurst" moments from last week. I use the term blurst because those moments are either the worst, or not quite the worst, but still rather "blah." It's also because that starts with a B and I'm all about alliteration.
- Eve's obsession with all things Disney. This leads to her pretending to use her ice magic like Elsa, or her asking to dance with me and then running away, leaving one of her shoes behind like Cinderella.
- Lily managing to get all the way around the room without actually crawling or rolling. She gets on her knees, pushes off with her back legs and scoots forward. It's not very efficient but it does get her where she wants to go... eventually.
- Eve singing songs and substituting the original lyrics for her own. For example, Beauty and the Beast has been replaced with "Beauty and the Toe," "Booby and the Beast," and "Stinky and the Feet."She'll sing the line and then ask me "Is that how it goes?"
- Eve making Lily laugh. When I try to evoke a laugh from Lily, I receive a little courtesy smile. But everything Eve does is hilarious. Seeing them interact may be the best part of my day.
- Eve's obsession with Disney- I have had to chase after runaway Cinderella 10,955 times. Often six or seven times in succession. It also means that she refuses to wear clothes that don't feature a Disney princess on them. Oh, and she has to wear panties that match the princess on her top as well.
- Lily being on the move. I have to be constantly on the lookout, making sure that Eve doesn't drop anything that Lily will put in her mouth. Play dough has been the biggest challenge so far.
- Taking three hours to get the girls to bed one night. John was on a business trip, Lily was overtired, and Eve had taken a long, late nap and was wide awake. That was a night of horrors. I'm surprised I made it out of that one with my sanity.
- Eve throwing fits about everything- I made her the wrong sandwich, she has to come inside after playing with friends, she can't wear her Elsa costume to the store, she can't switch panties for the twelfth time, etc.
Despite the rough moments, I'm glad that I'm able to stay at home with my girls. They are pretty dang cute after all.