Tuesday, May 21, 2013

outfit of the day(bird): sometimes we have ice cream for lunch




dress/sandals~ Target
necklace~ vintage, gift

last week, mimi, jim, and i toured a preschool that we are very interested in sending mimi to this fall. to get her to behave during the tour, we did what any good parents would do. we bribed her with ice cream. yes, we did. we told her that if she was good, she could have ice cream for lunch. great parenting, right? i know. but it worked! during the tour, we had a brief sit down q&a session with the teacher and another parent that was touring the school. we were discussing that the children would have to bring their own lunch to school and that they try and discourage the parents from packing any processed or junk foods in the child's lunch. now, normally, we are a very healthy family. i make sure that my kids eat a ton of fruits and veggies and they rarely have processed sugars or foods. but today we had promised mimi ice cream for lunch. and now the teacher was discussing this no junk food rule. and both jim and i tensed up at that moment in fear that mimi would blurt out something about said ice cream lunch and get us shunned from our dream preschool forever! thankfully, we got through the rest of the tour without any mention of ice cream lunches. but as we were walking out, mimi yelled, "yay! now let's go get our ice cream lunch!" luckily, we were already out of the teacher's earshot, but the other parent that was touring the school did overhear her joyful cries. jim and i just gave her a polite smile and quickly rushed away, got in the car, and drove straight to the nearest dairy queen for our sweet treats. and we found out later that day that mimi got into the school!

xoxo, nora bird

27 comments:

  1. Love the ice cream colours of your dress! Hurray for Mimi getting in the preschool and I hope you all enjoyed your ice cream lunch. I know I would have.

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  2. i feel like you have to use bribery sometimes! and i count frozen yogurt for lunch quite often :) love the colors of your dress!

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  3. I am wering a dress with the same cut today except it is aqua with black lace at the top paring it with red and black ballet flats.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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  4. Haha aw, there ain't no shame in bribery sometimes (or ice cream for lunch)! LOVE that dress...too cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  5. I think that ice cream for dinner or lunch is perfectly acceptable once in a while as is bribing your kids once in a while. This dress is really cute.

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  6. Sometimes you just have to have ice cream for lunch (or dinner). And yay, she got in!!

    I adore this dress, so many wonderful colors!!

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  7. Haha nothing wrong with bribery! Glad she got in the school. Love the pretty colors in your dress!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Group Giveaway!

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  8. I saw this at Target and almost bought it! Now I wish I did- it's so cute!

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  9. Haha, great story and lovely dress! Love the combo of pastels and neons. Cute!

    Blessings!
    Star
    http://www.beautyandbows.com/

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  10. Oh, man, you could even bribe me with ice cream! That dress is so sweet. I love all the colorful stripes. :)

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  11. Haha what a great story! Yay for Mimi! And love your dress!
    xx
    http://thescreensiren.com

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  12. Yay for ICE CREAM LUNCH!!! hahahahahaha, oh so dang cute. Congrats to Mimi and y'all. I thought your dress resembled Rainbow Sherbet, also. Thanks for the sweet words about my Mom's necklace/earring combo being located. yes, so glad to have them.

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  13. OMG, that is so cute! lol! Now I want ice cream for lunch! You look very pretty, the dresses from Target are so cute right now!

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  14. Ice cream lunch seems like an excellent idea! If it works, it's all good!

    Lurv the dress, so summery and sherbert-y!

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  15. Ice cream lunch is the best lunch! I'm glad she got into the school!

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  16. HaHaHa! That is so cute! Sometimes you have to do what you have to do. I love your dress. The colors in it are so pretty! I wish we had a DQ here!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  17. Ha ha! sometimes bribery is necessary!!! I love the stripy dress - SOO pretty!x

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  18. LOVE that dress and I am so surprised to see it's from Target! It looks vintage!

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  19. That dress looks soft and comfy! It definitely has a vintage vibe.
    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  20. getting into preschool is like trying to get your kid in college. it's so crazy! i love ice cream for lunch and find myself bribing my kids all the time. tho we do eat healthy most of the time. haha.

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  21. how cute and sweet is this little dress
    the colors are so yummy
    when my boys were around 2 and 4 we made homemade ice cream one night and they asked for it for breakfast.
    how many times would we have homemade ice-cream? of course i let them have it...my neighbor was horrified! LOL
    Brett

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  22. This is a perfect dress. Not only do I love stripes, but colourful stripes are the best. The pastel shades are so pretty.

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  23. I just recently bought a dress in that style but it's all jade green. It fits super weird on me! Boo! But you look awesome!

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  24. Congrats to Mimi for her patience, and her acceptance!

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  25. yay for mimi!! i'm guilty of the tiny white bribe!
    loving the pastel stripes!

    [oomph.]

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  26. great post -ha ha anything to keep them happy

    Dawn
    www.dressmeperfect.com

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  27. great post -ha ha anything to keep them happy

    Dawn
    www.dressmeperfect.com

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