12 May 2008

& a one & a two

the other day i was looking around for my little girlie
where was she?
she loves to play 'hide seek'
& so i thought maybe she was doing that
which by the way
is always a bit scary if she forgets to tell me she is playing
because then i'm all
'miss m...
where are you...
miss m?
where are you?
MISS M!!!!!
& all the while she is hiding & silently giggling
because i can't find her...
who made up that game anyway?
i found her & she was not playing hide seek
she was piling on layers of her brother's underwearnotice how they are not on top of each other?
but in lovely layers
like a cute little skirt
i'm calling it the underoos mini
& it will be available at urban outfitters next season...

& the boy...
oh the boy
we decided to clean out mr. Q's closet yesterday
the part where he keeps all of his clothes
(right here let me give some advice to the moms out there
or moms to be (not naming any names)
hi moms!
it is fun to buy clothes for your kids, isn't it?
i mean really
how could it not be?
unlike buying clothes for yourself
(myself anyway)
you pretty much know they will fit
& they cost like a third of what adult clothes cost
dear target:
please stop making adorable clothing for kids
it makes walking through the kids department
like walking through a peanut m&m factory
& not having just one little taste.
thank you good bye
i mean good buy
emily ruth...

okay so advice:
don't buy any clothing for your child
(especially your boy child)
unless you know for certain
that you will regret it on your death bed
that you didn't get that cute striped thermal shirt
why you ask?
well, firstly because
you will get lots of cute hand me downs
from your friends with great taste
(& how could they not have great taste?
they are your friends aren't they?)...
but more importantly
because no matter how many adorable
polo shirts you get them
or cool retro button ups
inevitably they will wear the same five t.shirts over & over...
you know the ones with cartoon characters
that you swore you would never let your kids wear
& also that four sizes too big hockey jersey that you
let him buy at value village
you know?
the one that says 'ackerson' on the back?
that's why...
save your money people!
use it on yourself!)
we were clearing out the closet
& we were playing a game called
'give or keep'
(i assume this is self explanatory)
he really liked this game
even though i was cheating
because even when he said keep
if knew he hadn't worn it in weeks, if ever
i would wait until his back was turned
& bury it in the give pile...
i know
rotten rotten...
after the game was over we played a new game called
where should everything go?
(another bit of advice:
just let them decide where their clothes go
they are the ones who are getting dressed in the morning
who cares if it makes no sense to you?
go arrange your own closet!)
so we put the underwear in that slot
& the trillion pairs of shorts in that spot
& the one pair of pants over there
& the shirts on the floor
(heed my advice!)
& then came time to decide on the socks
& this is the absolutely genius idea
that my son came up with
geez, i love those kids...

love, the mom of
merra versace
& Q the idea man...



Jamie said...

Tooo funny--I "it's only $6.99" myself to $100 at Target EVERY SINGLE TIME I GO!!!! Those baby tanks are so yummy! Oh, well, I may be one of those "she's let go of herself" mamas, but my daughter is the best dressed child around! :)

jmbmommy said...

Glad you are back...FUNNY skirt--so funny. I also like the sock hangers, why didn't I think of that?

Colleen said...

Oh man, I've missed being here! I haven't been blog surfing in some time. Your beautiful photos that don't try too hard (does that make sense?), your sweetness of spirit and the way you notice joy in the thick of things is why I love to come (when I do!). You are great. ♡

Anonymous said...

Miss Merra is definitely a trend setter.
Way to go babe.

Liz said...

love the mini! he he he...