Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I was adding some stamp flourishes to envelopes recently, when the little Bowerbird spied me.  Of course she wanted to have a go.  I was amazed how well she could do it, quickly getting the concept of holding the stamp in one place.  I just love her look of concentration with her tongue popping out. My Nanna always did that when concentrating. A new craft activity to add to the list.  She's water painting daily at the moment and had a tantrum yesterday when I wouldn't get it out a second time for her.  We also had a tantrum at 7.30am because she couldn't have ice-cream for breakfast. Joy. Lot's of deep breathing and ignoring going on around here.

Little one is stamping in her party dress because I have given up on trying to get her to wear practical clothes, it's just not worth the fall out.  She wore a sun hat for our chilly outing today and is definitely my most fashion conscious child. It does drive me a bit nutty at times. Fortunately this op-shop dress washes up really well and has survived constant wear, I do love her in it.

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  1. It's a gorgeous dress. I can see why your daughter wants to wear it lots.

    My mum has a whole box of stamps in trays from her childhood. The best stamps are worn down. I loved them. I must find out where they are.

    x Lee

  2. Oh, I love (!!!) the energy of little miss Bowerbird! And, she wears that party dress as if it was the most natural and practical choice for stamping - glad you're letting her do it. We also have the ice-cram tantrums, especially two minutes before dinner :)


In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

“She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young