It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Fabulous Five, week 2

I’m cheating. Super Seven is only going to be five. Five things that brought me joy this week.

This was the second week back after my holidays. The first full, five-day week. With a new baby. I think I’m too tired for joy, exactly, but it was a good week. There were things that made my heart rise a little. I can conjure up a weary smile, but joy? Takes too much energy, thanks. Mostly I just want to go to bed.

Going to bed would bring me joy.

Monday: First Monday with the new baby, Noah. Some tears, no screams. No screams is good. This made me smile.

Tuesday: The dog’s innards have settled. I can’t say that I enjoy cooking her ground-turkey-and-rice meals, but it’s better than the alternative.

Wednesday: Anna wore a tutu. Is there anything cuter than a three-year-old in a tutu? (I got that picture from The Tutu Boutique. Interested in a tutu? Check it out!)

Thursday: Yes, there is. A three-year-old in a tutu, rolling down a sunny hillside.

Friday: Or a three-year-old in a tutu, screaming with laughter as she chases a dog across a sunny field.

The highlight of my week? Anna’s tutu. Hee.

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September 12, 2008 - Posted by | Anna, individuality, Noah | , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. I always wanted a tutu and never had one. Is it too late? I don’t even have a daughter to put in one. My sister informs me that ruffle butt diaper covers only add to the perception of women as sexual objects and that no, I cannot dress my niece in frou frou. Sigh. Can I borrow Anna? (and the pigtails in that photo make my uterus hurt too)

    Heh. The peek into the sibling dynamic made me laugh. Twenty years ago, I’d have been your sister. Now I just think it’s CUUUUTE! (Anna is also the child most likely to be scooping worms out of the garden, and storing them in the lifted-up top layer of her tutu, so I think it all comes out about even…)

    Comment by Jill in Atlanta | September 12, 2008 | Reply

  2. TUTU POSH! SHEESH HOW LONG HAS PETER AT THE TUTUBOUTIQUE BEEN HANGING AROUND HERE AND YOU GO AND GIVE TUTU POSH THE LOVE.
    THEY DO HAVE NICE TUTUS THERE.

    OMG! PETER! I THOUGHT YOU WERE AN AOL COMMENTER!!!

    And WHAT was I thinking?? Mea culpa. You will see that I have now CHANGED the photo and the links. Yeesh. SO sorry!

    Comment by Peter | September 12, 2008 | Reply

  3. YAY! I’m glad to hear that your transition is going well. Mine is, too; thankfully, I’m getting my 6-month old on a decent nap schedule with lots of gentleness and consistency. Poor kid doesn’t know what hit him–he actually naps longer than 10 minutes now!

    (And PS–I must confess a secret love of tutus as well.)

    Comment by Clementine | September 12, 2008 | Reply

  4. When Sophie was three, she wore a full floor-length tutu with attached leotard every day for about two months. Every day, everywhere. It was awesome.

    Comment by candace | September 19, 2008 | Reply


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