Friday, March 30, 2012


IMG_9886-1IMG_9885Contrast in life is good, it makes you appreciate what is really special and I think it’s so much better than plain old monotony.  Yesterday was an awesome day, I couldn’t have been happier with my little buddy tripping around the op shops with me, loving it like I do.  Everything felt simple and happy and I was in the frame of mind to stop and enjoy the small beauties of life. 

Today on the other hand, was different.  Same beautiful weather, same little buddy, just a different frame of mind.   Patience has never been a strong point of mine, but I’ve generally been pretty awesome with my little girl.  Mostly I am great, sometimes I am terrible.  If anything is going to test my patience, it’s Ivy deciding to ride her bike to the shop, how silly does that sound?  She gets tired and needs a break before we even get past the next door neighbours’, she even needed a break today as her arms were tired.  Yes, her arms.  It always ends up with me bent down pushing the bike along as she walks and I come home with sore feet from being run over so many times. 

At one point of the shemozzle she was pushing the bike along and it ran into the gutter.  We’re so proud of the fact that our nearly 3 year old, who has been talking like a parrot from such a young age, has never said a single swear word, even though pre-baby I was a terrible swearer.  She does exclaim, “Dod almighty” quite often, but nothing worse yet.  Today she still didn’t swear, but sighed (so very annoyed), “Freaking HECK this is ridiculous!”.  Freaking heck.  Do I really say that?  Apparently I do.


  1. Its amazing what children pick up. They really are little parrots.
    Thankfully our little guy doesn't mind being trawled from op shop to op shop either. I love that green dress, it's gorgeous :)

  2. they mimic so much of what we say and do. my little girl is 3. she repeats everything my 12 year old son blurts out. i feel like a moments rest some days is never going to happen. i also understand the bike riding saga. penny however is insisting these days she ride everywhere in the house. it is such a headache, but her tantrum is worse if the bike stays outside. we shouldn't give in but we do. lovely blog you have here. nice to meet you. xo.

  3. Ivy is so adorable, I just love her!!!
    What a little sweetie :)

    xo Amanda
    kyssa vintage

  4. hehe, yes, it always sounds worse mirrored back (but cute too lol)
    I think the bad days go with the good days, we are human after all. :)


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