Monday, February 4, 2008

cruel, crewel world



This last weekend, when I asked Noni to run upstairs and put on something cozy. She returned with a bounce in her step and lots of sparkling clothing. She was wearing bobby socks, pink spangled mary janes, a silver and white sequined costume halter top - as a mini dress - cut up to there and down to her navel. She also had something in her hair that gave her mall bangs - very retro 80's. She looked like Little Orphan Annie. But this orphan didn't have a Daddy Warbucks and she'd had to make her way in the world as a stripper.

Isn't that what every mother dreams of for their 6 year old daughter?

(Just a moment - I've got to put my head between my knees and breath deeply before I hyper ventilate!)

OK. I think I've worked through this one. Now, let's get ready for her teen age years! Wahooo!

9 comments:

flutter said...

That crewel work is gorgeous!

marsbarn said...

When my older girl was 6 she would prance about the house naked doing her "butt butt" dance. Chanting, "butt-butt butt-butt butt-butt" while wiggling her bottom all around, and I remember thinking, "Wow, they are going to love her at college parties". What can you do?

What is the second photo of?

iguana banana said...

The second photo is the container that holds a lovely plant. The color is chipping off the outside. I love how sort of spotty it is becoming. It is sitting in my kitchen, next to the sink.

Anonymous said...

Daddyman here.

How come this is the first I'm hearing of this? I know she's prone to outfits that make us wince, but she usually doesn't do that when I tell her to go upstairs and put something on. Usually.

Think she knows who'll let her get away with stuff?

Hmmmm.....

by Johanna Brandvik said...

oh, wow. i think my own mother felt that way about me quite often. i loved to chop off my short skirts, making them even more mini, which sent her over the edge (granted, it didn't take much). i'm here to say that i never ended up on the pole, however! at least, not yet! ;)

by Johanna Brandvik said...

and i love the photos! the colors are just the thing i want to stare at on this cool winter's day!

Rose said...

My youngest used to wear the strangest clothes too. Bathing suits in the winter, lots of layers in the summer, crazy color and pattern combos and she turned out to be the conservative sweater set and pearls girl! My oldest, who was pretty pliable clothes-wise, (think smocked dresses)is now the one with the wild outfits. She'll wear ball gowns to the grocery with flip flops (and she's 23!) Ya never know!!

The MomBabe said...

silly girl.

And you've inspired me with your photos. I'm going to try and take one every day now....

Minnesota Matron said...

This is a look that six-year olds do well but you're right, would raise eyebrows in those later years. My youngest follows Marsbarn's daughter's inclinations only supplements his butt dances with fart songs. Maybe they'll go to the same college.