dress ~ Target (borrowed fron nora)
tights ~ Marshalls
shoes ~ vintage, thrifted
earrings ~ F21
necklaces ~ some vintage, some new, all thrifted
i mentioned the other day that eva graduated from preschool. i should also mention that i am a cryer. like all the time crying. i cry at hallmark commercials (like this), i cry at sitcoms, romance movies, books. i have even been known to cry at various law & order episodes. so i assumed that i would cry at eva's graduation. but when i got there and saw her, in her cap and gown, carrying the flag and saying the pledge of allegiance, all the while blowing kisses at me, i just couldn't cry. i kept a huge smile on my face and blew a kiss back.
then i got home that night and put the kids to bed, and literally cried for about two hours straight. i couldn't stop. it was ugly.i cried at glee, i cried at commercials, i did not cry at law & order...but that's only because i didn't watch it. i came to a realization that my kids are growing up.and as much as i love watching that...with every milestone they hit, i know that one day that milestone will be a high school graduation, and then a college graduation, and then moving out of the house (maybe that will come before graduation, maybe not).
so what did i do when i started thinking about these fleeting moments with my young kids. the young kids who still want to hug me and blow kisses at me? i crawled into bed with both of them and whispered how much i love them and told them how proud i am of them. hopefully when they are 20 (or 80), they will have some sort of subconscious memory of that, and it will make them smile.
a note about my outfit. this is not a typical outfit that i would just throw on every friday. my friend erin had a "roarin' 20s" party for her 29th birthday...and this is what i wore. and this is my favorite picture of the night (stolen from erin) (i hope you don't mind, erin). you can check out more pictures from her party on her blog.
|chris, me and erin. clearly i don't know how to hold a gun.|