vest - Gap via thredup
shirt - Children's Place via thredup
shoes - Puma via eBay ($4 - get on the eBay shoe train, parents!!)
sweater - Target
(Julia picked this ensemble ... mostly to irk Sebastian because that is his vest and his shirt)
I know every parent thinks their children are characters. I do! And if I'm not careful when I'm out without the kids (happens rarely but it happens and it is glorious) I'm watching in horror as a clone of Grace busts out her phone and starts showing randos photos of her kids. Proud peacock needs to rein it in at all times. Anyway, I think Julia is a special and unique little bird but she's my child and of course I'm going to think that. She always always always wears shoes and socks (no pants) to sleep, has a really hard time (emotionally) bathing without socks, and has a ridiculous wake up ritual that involves laying on the floor until she's cognizant enough to face the day.
So lately ...
During a game of hide-and-seek ...
Simon: okay I'm going to hide while you count to ten
Simon: and no cheating
Julia: well, what if I just want to cheat a little bit?
Randomly one evening ...
Julia: Can you help me bring a chair outside please?
Julia: well I just want to climb up and taste a bite of the moon.
Right after I burned my finger and was not being very brave about it ...
Julia: are you okay?
Grace: not really
Julia: oh, are your feelings just not feeling very good?
And after several minutes of me continuing to nurse and curse the burn site ...
Julia: okay, here's the plant
Julia: You're just going to do your best and you're not going to cry.
My phobia of answering the door when Simon's not home seems to have made a lasting impression because when I was downstairs doing laundry the other day Julia came crawling into the laundry room and whispered ...
Julia: someone was knocking on the door but I hid and I was riddy riddy quiet
After she accidentally knocked Theo when she was walking by his perch on the floor ...
Julia: Sorry Theo! It was just an accident
Julia: Do you know what an accident means?
Theo: still crying
Julia: it means you don't cry
While watching me wriggle into a pair of pants ...
Julia: oooh hmm
Julia: are you sure those fit, Mom?
Watching Simon change his shirt ...
Julia: oh, Dad! I didn't know you had a baby in your tummy too?!
Recently she was clutching her stomach ...
Grace: what's the deal?
Julia: the junior princess is really kicking hard today
And today she claimed that she forgot how to run but she can gallop just like an elephant ...
... so she did.