Monday, August 04, 2008

Cher and Elton

I remember everything about how it felt to successfully fasten a towel to my head, just like my older sister, and pretend I had long luxurious hair down to there, for the very first time. Can you?



And this. This is a whole different kind of cool. Does she feel it, oblivious to the fact that her shades are upside down? Or do I just imagine I can see her feeling it?

More about life and longing here.

14 comments:

Steph said...

Omigod the towel! Yes, the towel! I don't remember the first time but do remember singing Cher in the bathroom a lot. Dark lady was one of my favourites. My almost-three-year-old is already showing off the diva in her - maybe I should break out some of my old 45s?

Vered said...

My older daughter couldn't care less about these things. My youngest... totally. She is so AWARE of looking cool, or being pretty. I guess she's a little vain. (I wonder where she got that BLUSH).

:-)

Jen said...

Yes, I completely remember the towel and pretending the yellow towel was actually brown to match my true hair color. (Sigh) The good ole' days. I also remember the "red polished fingernail" covers I used to pull out of the treasure box in our classroom which made it look like we had manicures (if you blurred your vision a bit, you could pull it off.).

Betsy said...

It's good to know that some of you remember not only the towel, but Cher. Makes me feel less alone, old lady that I am.

momma's heart said...

Loved your Babe's blog post! Your daughters are both so beautiful!

Jolyn said...

Oh, yes, I definitely remember the towel. My hair was always so thin and wispy and I could never grow it as long as I wanted to.

Supervised Mama said...

Oh my God the sunglasses picture is so adorable!! What cuties.

Emma said...

Hahaha, i think we have the exact same pic of our kids with the upside down shades. Too cool for school... ;)

I just wanted to add that I loved the babycenter post this week, aboyt Isla's sleeping. I hear ya, sister!! Do what it takes. Ruby is 3 and a half and she still sleeps with us. She starts out in her own bed and then comes in to us at about midnight. I keep a little bed made up on the floor right next to me so I'm within arms length. Then at about 4am or so she will hop up into bed with us and snuggle down. The boys did exactly the same thing and they have been sleeping happily in their own beds for ages now- each of them just did it of their own accords, no tears or fighting. I never started out as a co-sleeping advocate, I still wouldn't call myself one, but I am very much a 'do what you can to make it easy' advocate. Because these tiny children of ours are only tiny for such a short time. (and, really, they are tiny, and when you are tiny, you want your mum.)

sorry, that was long winded!!!

Betsy said...

I liked the towel trick for the same reason, Jolyn. My hair is as fine as corn silk, barely there. Having a towel on my head was the next best thing to having long, thick hair.
Thanks Momma's Heart.
supervised: I think we have a similar pic of Esther as well.
Emma: no apologies necessary. I love to hear other mom's takes on the sleeping situation. It seems universal. Who honestly does like sleeping alone?? We're pack animals.

Jen said...

Hi Betsy! Gave you an award on my site. A little bling for your blog sidebar. :-)
Just link over to collect!

momma's heart said...

That lake post was SO beautiful! You're truly gifted. Thank you!

Betsy said...

Thanks for the award, Jen. Now you have to teach this old horse a new trick and explain to me how I use it as "bling."
And you are truly generous, Pam.

Mama P said...

The towel. I still do it. With the sunglasses on upside down. Oh, yeah, I'm cool.

momma's heart said...

I loved Friday's Babe's Blog post. Not so much because I am feeling that way right now, but because it was so beautifully written. Just flowed so nicely, describing so perfectly how hard mothering is, everyday.