Thursday, January 17, 2013

outfit of the day(bird): oh, to be a kid again




sweatshirt~ gift
jeans~ Target
booties~ F21

i often look at my two-and-a-half year old daughter and think about how easy and fun and carefree it is to be a kid. but there are also many things she needs to learn and deal with, being such a tiny person in such a big world. for example...

~ she may accidentally fall into the toilet after using it.
~ she may, unknowingly, wear her pants, shirt and underwear backward, all day long.
~ she might only know how to put her own jacket and/or sweatshirt on by putting it on the ground in front of her, upside down, and then sticking her arms into the sleeves and throwing it over her head. (do you all know this move???)
~ she may not yet be able to button her own clothes or tie her own shoes.
~ she might not, for the life of her, be able to figure out how to work a zipper. this might frustrate her to no end.
~ she might walk around all day with a permanent peanut butter and jelly smile.
~ she may not know quite how to deal with her emotions yet and so, often times, she may find herself bursting into tears and/or laughing maniacally for no reason.
~ she may talk and/or sing to herself.
~ she may talk and/or sing to inanimate objects.
~ she may often burst into song for no reason.
~ she might find herself running into furniture or just falling over. a lot.
~ her best friend might change daily, and it is usually some sort of stuffed animal or plush toy.

if she were an adult doing these things, people might think she was crazy or drunk or both! but she is just a kid, living her life and figuring out how the world works. it is an amazing and hilarious and awesome thing to witness. and, while it would definitely be fun and easy and carefree to be a kid again, i am certainly glad i no longer fall into the toilet after using it.

xoxo, nora bird

30 comments:

  1. Ha - my 3 year old son fell in the toilet just a couple of weeks ago! Since I'm in the same stage as you in parenting, I can relate to pretty much all of these. But I love it.:)

    I have those jeans - love it with the fun sweatshirt:)

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  2. That sweatshirt is insanely awesome! My mom read my sister, brother, and I the box set of all the Oz books over the course of a couple years at bedtime and they're still my faves! Sometimes I wish I could run around with a PB&J face all day long without noticing or caring!

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  3. Did you change your hair color and/or get a hair cut? I love it! With the glasses you look like an edgier/ grown up version of Velma from scooby doo (without the scratchy orange turtle neck!)Two and a half is such an age of discovery, it sounds like your daughter is providing you with endless entertainment.

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  4. What a fun sweatshirt! Is it bad that I have accidentally worn things backwards before and I'm not a toddler nor was I drinking? This is what happens when you get dressed at the crack of dawn.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    JCrew Giveaway!

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  5. I duno, the way she puts her jacket on sounds theatrical!! I love this look - and your hair?!?! OH MY GOSH! It's so pretty like this.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  6. I'm going to have to try out that method of putting on jackets and sweatshirts! And I am very glad that I am no longer in danger of falling into the toilet. I love that sweater you are wearing, cute!

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  7. Cute outfit! I love the sweatshirt and those pants are amazing :)

    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  8. So true and so wonderful to witness their evolution.

    I'm loving this outfit! The color and print of your jeans is so fabulous. And I love your hair!

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  9. LOL this was awesome. I love this look, it is like pajamas only really chic! I like your hair too, it is so red and pretty!

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  10. Ooh loving these jeans Nora, they're fun! Cute sweatshirt too!

    And yes, the life of a two year old is kind of rough at times, lol.

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  11. OMG your hair!!!! It looks amazing!!! And I have these jeans too--you have given me inspiration to pull them out again soon! I think the same thing about my kids too and they are 12, 7 and 5. Isn't it crazy?? BTW my daughter totally pulls that same coat move. It is pretty amazing. I'm like "huh, I never thought of that before!"

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  12. Your hair is lovely!! Nice color!! I am doing something a little radical with mine and will post later on that!

    Little ones! Wow, they grow so fast! Ups, Downs and all the in betweens, enjoy them all because soon....poof...they are in college and beyond.

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  13. HAHA i def. am glad i dont fall into the toilet anymore too, that'd be a giant step backwards huh? abd i love your pants, they're so fun

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  14. Your hair looks GORGEOUS!!! Love your outfit as well.

    My daughter didn't have the jacket moves, instead she had to have her pants or skirts laying on the floor before stepping in them and pulling them up. No falling in the toilet either...she tossed my watches in and flushed them instead. Anytime she could get her grubby little hands on one she would do that! OI!

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  15. Sweet post! Love those fun pants.

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  16. What a sweet post! And your outfit is so much fun :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  17. Nora, what wonderful perspective :) it's hard being a kid.

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  18. With the new jacket I got for Christmas I have a hard time zipping it up. My hubby find it fun to watch. lucky I'm getting the hang for it. Love your new hair do.

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  19. I LOVE your sweater, so cute! So, if half the things on this list applies to me as well, does that make me a kid? A kid at heart perhaps!? :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. nora, i like your writing in this post. it's so true. yes i know the coat move. it's how my mom taught me to put on my own coat when i was little. then i used to teach it to the little ones when i taught preschool. i adore your pastel wizard of oz outfit. have you seen the movie ads for the new movie oz with james franco? it looks so good. don't you think most of us are still kids at heart? i do. ;)

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  21. you can pull off anything you wear! I love this outfit on you - so fun!! and kids can get away with a lot. :)

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  22. I love your shirt!! Ooo the red does look awesome on you!! Stay warm! =)

    Ergo-Blog

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  23. Love seeing bright colours in cold weather.

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  24. i love your sweatshirt! big fan of anything oz! love it!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  25. That sweater is so adorable! I am from Kansas so people are constantly talking to me about Oz, the funny thing is though that I have never seen the movie!

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  26. great outfit, love the printed jeans! ♥

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  27. Nora I just saw a child do that the other day with their jacket...how cool, see I know stuff even though I'm not a real mama. Mimi is so beautiful. What a face and smile. I guess I better get on board with the cute tee shirts and sweat shirts that you and megan are sporting. Such great colors on you and your body is va va voom in those jeans. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  28. Such a great shirt! Wizard is the best :):):)

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  29. I love love love that sweater. The vintage Wizard of Oz had me at first glance. Thanks for visiting Lynn and Lou. Much love.

    lynnandlou.blogspot.com

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