Wednesday, February 17, 2010

here's lookin at you, kid

Someone recently asked me why I show pictures of my family but not myself. Why is this? I dunno. Except that I feel most comfortable as an outsider looking in. It's mysterious to wonder who says all these words. I could be the lady next to you in line at Target. I don't like people looking at me, nor do I like pictures of myself. I thought maybe this would be freeing in some way. And maybe just maybe after this we will see each other in line and become fast friends.

By the way, it's very nice to meet you.

Lavender Dreamer asked on the post below who my daughter looks like.

Our kids are a pretty good mix up of both of us. Some are tall, some short. There is brown hair and blond hair, green eyes and brown eyes. Some have lots of freckles and some creamy smooth skin. Some are shy and some LOUD. And one is neither. And for the record Ken is pretty tall and has a loud booming voice and gray hair and he always gets the remote all wiggy by pushing too many buttons.

I remember sitting in a boring class during college ( I was a music theory major--I did a lot of day dreaming!) and writing the names of my future children in my best handwriting. Some days I can't think straight through the noise of my life, but when I think about those names I realize I am living the life of my dreams. It was like I knew them already.

You didn't think I would end this post all sappy like that did you? There must be something grotesque and/or funny. This is a swollen lipped young boy who was doing one of those hippity hoppity tantrums and flung his head into my dresser, putting three teeth completely through his lip.

It was so cool.

I had just told my friend a few days before how I thought he had the most beautiful lips in the world. Also note I didn't even crop out the boogery nose, just because if we are going to be friends we have to be real friends and kids w/ boogery noses are a big part of my life.

See you later, great pals-o-mine.

10 comments:

Juniper said...

wow- you're so beautiful! Nice to finally meet you face to um face (sorry I do have a few shots of myself but none straight on). Takes guts my dear. Sadly I doubt I will be spotting you at target, few miles to cover for that.
Three teeth through the lip- OUCHHHHH!

UJ said...

I know you may not enjoy it, but here's looking at you, kid! Wonderful to see you again! Hope the tantrum kid mends quickly.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

THERE you are! How pretty and sweet you look. You've shown a few photos but none that showed yourself in focus! lol When I was your age, I didn't like to get my photo taken either...but somewhere along the way, I changed. You should hand the camera to one of those cute kids every time you're out and about and have lots of photos of yourself... you'll thank me later! heehee! And you know I love little boys! So sweet...just want to give him a little booboo hug! Thanks for sharing! I'm glad we're friends! ♥

Leila said...

I'm afraid that if we were in line together at Target you'd try to move away from me...who IS that weird woman...

But then I'd move closer to you, so mwaha ha ha...

You look lovely and I'm glad you are living your dream! Keep up the good work.

LB's Sewing Sanity said...

Ohhh I like the mystery. The wonder. The curiosity. As my baby sister, yes, I know what you look like, but, am still amazed what I learn from you on your blog. You are such a delight and am blessed to call you my sister, my friend! Miss you ooodles & oooodles!

Ps. your readers would prefer more frequent posts! I'm sure I'm not alone on this one.

Andi said...

YES!!! More posts! Great picture.

Dawn said...

You are so silly to not like your beautiful picture, but I think that how we all are, isn't it. I've tried to take pictures of myself like my daughters do (and yours, I see) and I see all my flaws, wrinkles, bags, etc., not so fun as when I was 16, I guess! Poor baby with his lip. ouch!

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

I think I would have a 'boogery nose' too, if I had a poorly lip. Bless him! It must've been a fine old tantum for a big bash like that. I think at our house we are moving out of the fussing stage into the door slamming stage. At least the tantrums made me laugh.
Love C. x

Anonymous said...

You never disappoint me! I always walk away in awe. By the way, you're still beautiful just like you were back in the days we spent together in Woodstock/Eastford :-)

Love you guys!

Jemm said...

I'm just seeing this post. I am very self conscious and have never posted a current photo. Just a wedding photo (15 years ago). I've gained a LOT of weight over the years and....I'm just terribly self conscious. If I looked like you I post my picture every day ;)

That lip of his is mighty sore looking. Hope it's healing nicely.