Sunday, October 25, 2009

You can never have too many ...


(what's for dinner? whatever you want, darlin')


There are some things you can experience one time and in all honesty, you don't care to experience them again, thank you very much.

Like for instance, going to the grocery store with a tired two year old in jeans, Dora t-shirt, red tutu and mismatched shoes, and discovering after the longest half an hour in the world that a simple can of peas and a loaf of bread will keep her amused, until you reach the checkout and realize that when you were looking the other way she beat the loaf of bread into oblivion with the can of peas and left a trail of crumbs throughout the store, and if you think she's gonna hand over the dented can and the shredded bread bag so the cashier can scan them, you are totally out of your mind.

Which you must be, since you took her to the grocery store in the first place.

But, on the other hand, there are some things you just can't have too many of ... like ...

~ Comfortable shoes

~ Closets

~ Book shelves

~ Ideas

~ Sunny days

~ Friends

~ Tutus

~ And sleepy hugs from the very same two year old when you lift her out of the car, where she fell asleep as soon as you left the grocery store parking lot, clutching "her" groceries as if she was a tiny little mismatched ballerina bag lady, heading home for a dinner of peas and bread crumbs.

~~~

8 comments:

Fran Hill said...

I vote bookshelves the number one, then ideas. But, for me, tutus has to come way down the list. Things aren't what they used to be, legs-wise.

Susan R. Mills said...

You gotta love toddlers!

The Retired One said...

Ok..
now you've gone and done it.
Now I gotta get in my car and drive 8 hours one way to hug on my 2 year old granddaughter. You got me lonesome for her with your post.
Adorable.
She is simply adorable.

Amanda said...

A tutu in public? That's nothing. I took my 3 year old out the other day with a pair of underwear on.

On her head. I just go with it now.

Hootin' Anni said...

:::giggles and snorts:::

then....

"Awwwwwwwwwwwww's"

What a cutie, and still such a loving little gal. This is such a wonderful, loving, so 'down to home' post. I gotta call in hubby so I can share it with him. He too will get a kick out of it.

Darling!!!

Lesley said...

Fran: The inspiration for this post was actually my overflowing bookshelves! Plus a cute little toddler, of course.

Susan: They're great, aren't they! Especially after a nap.

Retired One: It must be hard to live such a long drive away!

Amanda: Sometimes it's just not worth the fight, right? Grandbaby wanted to go to the mall in her Santa suit this morning, but somehow I talked her out of it.

Anni: You're sweet! Thanks.

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Awwww... she's adorable Lesley!

Lesley said...

Thanks Ellie! I have to agree.
:-)

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