Sunday, June 10

the prettiest thing...(courtesy of Miss Nora Jones)

at the age of six, our #4 was asked by the doctor..."do you have any allergies?" to which our #4 replied "no, but my mum does". "oh" says the doctor "what is your mom allergic to?" and he replies "children"...

dear readers, let me tell you from the moment our #4 could talk he had a canny knack of saving up things his mum would say and proceed to announce them at the best possible moment for maximum impact...this special quality he possesses will, i am sure take him far in life...

if the truth be known i have for many years claimed an 'allergy' to children...i love them, not just mine but any others i come across.
however, after a while of being in a small space with a large amount of them, i do start to get a reaction...for example, 1: a terribly tight head, proceeded by a thudding 'headache' and on occasion feeling nauseous (ie. migraine)...2: 'eyes streaming' and 'nose running' from sheer exasperation (ie. crying)...3: 'throat constricting' from having had to shout so loud to be heard in our noisy household (ie. anxiety and stress)...once again that is relevant to what i am asking at the time. i never seem to have to shout if it involves fun things, only when it involves chores, helping out and sorting disagreements..(trust me i have tried the 'talk quietly' method, but either way, it all falls on death ears)

and so the list goes on...but on the positive side, i do have allergy type symptoms such as 1: 'eyes streaming' from just loving them... 2: 'throat constricting' from trying to stop the tears of emotion and 3: 'swelling up' and 'breaking out' with pride at certain moments in their lives

my most recent example of this was yesterday, seeing our #1 ready for her 9th grade graduation dance looking beautiful in a vintage slip...



having one of her 'good' allergic reactions ~ Tif

12 comments:

the flour loft said...

Love your positive symptoms...eyes streaming i can relate to heaps and welling with pride (school assembly on fri had me feeling the same). Your daughter looks stunning... hope she had a great time.
ginny x

Kristy said...

9th grade,doesn't that make her 14? No way! She looks like a beautiful young lady.

Gigibird said...

your daughter looks lovely in her underwear! No, she has the perfect little figure for wearing a slip to stun all the boys and no doubt annoy most of the other girls!

dottie angel said...

in the states, 9th grade makes her almost 16!

Tracy said...

so pretty and just a perfect model for your creations.
hope she had a wonderful time and you did not have to stay up too late worrying!
tracy x

Iheartfashion said...

I can relate to your "allergy".
Your daughter looks stunning, lovely outfit, and great style for 15!

Lindz (Yankee Girl Designs) said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!
Beautiful girl and a beautiful slip, you did a great job with both of them :)

LucyKate Crafts said...

i am finding your blog an amusing read, particularly when you talk about your children : ) i didn't have mine until later on, so although we are about the same age (i'm sure i read somewhere on here you are 38? is that right?), i'm 37, but my two are only 5 and 2 years old.

hope your daughter had a great time : )

alison said...

Wow - your #1 looks incredible! Love how she's done her hair - very Hollywood.

debbie said...

just how gorgeous? oh and you'll be pleased to hear that my mum thinks she looks just like you at that age. OK, I feel old now, going to eat twiglets and watch trinny and susannah so that I can learn how to dress.

Jessica said...

I can completely relate to your allergic reaction to children, I only have one 3 yr old girl, who I love dearly, and I'm fine with other children in small doses, but if my friend mentions taking the kids to a play barn -aptly named 'crazy kids' I come out in a hot sweat!
Jess x

knittingiris said...

Very funny and sweet. Your daughter looks beautiful.
So, is there an under layer to that dress/slip?