Saturday, August 16, 2008

Off with their heads!

Ok, so I admit it, I'm an ebayholic. That's the first step, right? Admitting you have a problem? I've been known to get VERY competitive in the world of Ebay, which is odd, because I'm not competitive in real life at all! But man, bring it to the last 45 seconds of an auction for some Naartjie baby clothes, and I'm vicious! Take THAT, sunnyhappymomof4! It's mine now, bi-atch.

Yeah, not so nice. But on the upside, most of what I purchase on Ebay is practically free, which is how I'm able to support my habit even when resources are slim.

But anyhoo, my most recent find is a practically free princess dress for the small one. it arrived in the mail yesterday, just as we were leaving for a walk, and I opened the package to let her see what it was. She instantly started shrieking "DRESS! DRESS!", so I went ahead and changed her into it, right there in the street, and we continued our walk in a more regal fashion.

(A neighbor I encountered on the walk asked if I was taking my giant pink flower for a stroll.)

We walked down to a small garden at the end of the block, and took some more picturesque shots (with my cell phone, so please excuse the quality!):

I don't know if you can tell, in these photos of my beautiful princess, but she's ripping the heads off the flowers. It was like a mission for her. I kept sitting down on the little bench with her, talking about beautiful flowers and butterflies, but she was really intent on the task of demolishing the garden, so I decided it was time to go.

Interestingly, she had a different plan, which involved walking down the street barefoot and in a princess dress, pushing her own stroller, so we had a minor altercation, which of course I won (second rule of life- "mom always wins"), and ended our walk with me pushing a stroller up a hill while saying "SIT ON YOUR BOTTOM" through my teeth, to a beeyootiful princess.

Ahh, motherhood!


Kat said...

Oh, so much of my conversations with the girls revolves around sounds and smiles through clenched teeth! But she sure looks darn cute in her princess clothes...

amy said...

I think much of parenting in general is delivered through clenched teeth.

Miss Coffey said...

Confession: I, too, am an ebay addict. At one point in my life if I was feeling down, I'd just go on ebay and buy a sweater. Thankfully that is over. ;)

Thanks for the link to your blog! I think it's good for everyone to have a self-publishing platform outside of myspace, because myspace blogs are so ugly! :) I'm gonna get my own sometime soon, too.

Cute princess dress!!! You can take all kinds of fairy/ wood nymph photos and make them into a fairy princess calendar. hehe. Actually, Shutterfly lets you make calendars and have them printed. If you ever make a Lily calendar, let me know! Might make fun christmas presents :)

amy said...

Sarah- Have you overcome your addiction, or is it to hot where you live for all those sweaters? ;o)

The fairy princess calendar idea is a fabulous one!