Monday, July 21, 2014

inspiration monday: amazing friend bracelet

the inspiration
Olivia Polerma
megan bird



shorts, blouse ~ thrifted
shoes ~ Kohls
sunglasses ~ Target
necklace ~ vintage, thrifted
bracelet ~ gift from Eva

nora bird



tank ~ H&M
shorts ~ Loft
shoes ~ Target
necklace ~ Etsy

Eva made a friend at Henry's soccer games this summer. Last week, she decided to wrap up a few of her favorite bracelets and write a card to bring to her new friend during one of Henry's games. She was so excited, and was so antsy to see her so she could give her the gift.

We got to the park and Eva saw her friend. She got a little shy and nervous, but eventually grabbed the gift bag and walked over to her. I didn't see what happened, as I was watching Henry's game, but a few moments later, Eva came back with the bag in her hand, and put it next to me. I asked what happened, and she said, "She didn't want it."

My heart broke a little. And then I opened the card she had written and it said, "You are an amazing friend", and as I read it, my heart broke a little more.

The good of it was that Eva was totally non-plussed and the two girls continued to play as if nothing had happened. Plus, the next morning as I was getting ready for work, I grabbed one of the bracelets and asked Eva if I could be her amazing friend. She agreed, and I got to keep the bracelet.

xoxo,
megan bird

24 comments:

  1. omg i would have cried my eyes out!! i know, i'm way too sensitive. i think that's adorable what you did.

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  2. I agree with Elle... I would have been devastated. It sounds like you're daughter is way cooler than me!

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  3. Heart-touching story! So glad that your daughter shrugged it all off. Major cool move--asking to be her amazing friend. :) Love the two stylings in this post! I used to have a paisley print pair of shorts in a similar style... Sure wish I still had them. Thanks for hosting this fab link-up! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  4. Aww she's so sweet, and a tough cookie, I would have felt so rejected. Good for her! Love these looks on the both of you!

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  5. Ooh I'm loving both of your fun printed shorts! And what little girl wouldn't want an awesome friend bracelet? Something must be wrong with that girl, that's all I'm saying :) Lucky Eva has an awesome mom!

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  6. I love both pairs of these shorts!!

    And can I be Eva's amazing friend too? She's a rockstar - but she has a rockstar mom, so I'm not surprised. Good for her just moving on, I would never have been the same way at that age!

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  7. love this look, but, then again, i usually love anything olivia palermo wears. megan - i've been seeing tops styled similarly (knotted with a high-waist bottom) and it might just be my new favorite look. did y'all have any idea which celebrity has been your inspiration the most frequently?

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  8. Oh I hate when those friend things happen but kids are resilient - especially when they're younger. Now, the middle school and high school age? I'm not looking forward to that drama. Megan - I love the high-waisted shorts and necklace. Nora- I love the pattern mixing. I am too scared to try this trend.

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  9. Glad to hear Eva didn't let it get to her. I know I would have been upset.

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  10. Thank heavens kids hearts aren't as sensitive as our own. I would have been crushed.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  11. OMGosh this story is going to make me cry at work! (I still have some pregnancy hormones left over I think.) What a sweetheart! I'm glad she took the mini-rejection well. And you were great to ask for one of the bracelets. What a neat idea!

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  12. Did my last comment show up? Darn Blogger! Anyhow, the gist of it was: Eva is the sweetest girl ever, the story made me almost cry at work because I am still hanging on to some pregnancy hormones, you are a genius for asking for the bracelet and that this was a really sweet story.

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  13. So strange... every time I comment here lately, it makes me do it twice before it shows up. And I'm never as clever the second time. ;) So glad she seemed to move past the heartbreak so quickly!

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  14. Oh I was so sad for Eva reading that but so glad she let it bounce off her. I'm sensitive like most of your readers and would've cried too! X

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  15. This just broke my heart! But Eva sounds like one strong little lady :) Love the outfits, perfect for our current weather. PS you two inspired me to check out b. resale over the weekend!
    www.olivedoesthecity.com

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  16. O my goodness, heartbreaking. Love the outfits, perfect for the weather we are having!
    PS you two inspired me to check out b. resale over the weekend 😊
    www.olivedoesthecity.com

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  17. I was a sensitive kid and that would have devastated me. So glad that she moved on from it and made you her amazing friend :) Love your outfits and the shoes you are both wearing are so darn cute!

    www.sylvialovespink.com

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  18. Ms. Palermo is one of my most favorites. Love both of your shorts - so cool. Love the slightly wider fit they have (same fit as my yellow shorts yesterday). Nora is killing it with the pattern-mizing and those color-blocked wedges. =)

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  19. I love the art of mixing prints and you both did a great job
    Would love to have both of your shorts in my closet!
    Brett

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  20. Both looks are cute! :-) Mamas make better friends anyway. :-)

    Mo

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  21. I love these unique adaptions of Olivia's great look. You each made it totally your won and I adore the prints of the shorts.
    I was so sad to read about the bracelet, but so glad that you are now an amazing friend to her ( as if you needed a token to prove it..)
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com/

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  22. Now I wanna cry. This is so sad but u made it all better. Eva is a sweetheart for being so generous. Xo

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