where the children are running around in circles screaming, singing, dancing and just completely out of control?
I’ve always wondered “Where are their parents!?!”.
The other day, I was in my own home, and I found myself presented with a very similar scene and I thought to myself, Where are their parents?
And then I remembered. Oh yeah. That’s me.
And then I turned away and kept going with my day, giggling to myself with the memory of Rory running around in circles singing her “Mermate Tanz” (Mermaid Dance for those not versed in 2 yr old Roo speak).
You know, the bit in The Little Mermaid where Ariel gives her voice to Ursula in exchange for legs? You know, where Ariel does the scales? You know “ah-uh-ah, ah-uh-ah, ah-uh-ah-uh-ah-ah-ah-ah”?
Yeah, Roo thinks she is GREAT at that song. Let me tell you something.
SHE’S NOT. She does not sound nice.
She does NOT sound like Ariel. And it hurts my ears a little bit.
OK a lot.
But in 25 years when she has a tolerable singing voice, like her mother (me), and she asks me, like I asked my mother “Mum, did I have a nice singing voice even as a child? Because my daughter does not sound good!”, I will tell 27 year old Roo “Oh yes, you could sing even as a toddler, perfect pitch and tone, always.”
And she will be happy in the knowledge that she can do one thing tolerably well and always could, simply because her Mummy said she could.
This week has also seen a child-unsupervised-gets-into-mischief cliche.
Roo got my lipstick.
My gorgeous, shipped from America, lipstick.
You know when you traipse around stores for your entire make-up wearing life looking for this particular shade, and everything is either too dark, too shiny, too light, not full enough coverage, too tacky, runs easily or is just not right in some other unexplainable way?
Yeah, this lipstick was PERFECT.
And its beautiful and creamy and possibly the BEST LIPSTICK I have ever owned.
I also have Great Pink Planet, and it too is one of my favourites. But Cosmopop is my favourite. Its the one I put on, when I am just at home on my own, and want to feel pretty but funky.
I like to remember the days when make up and fashion and getting to uni on time for coffee that would then make me late for a lecture were all I had to think about.
And it makes me feel like that Daisy is in me still, she just does different stuff.
Well anyway, this is what happened to my Cosmopop today:
Its a big picture because it was a big moment.
I think my heart stopped and I may have stopped breathing for a second.
Her face was the least of it. She had even plastered it onto her FEET.
She’s just lucky that I am a great online shopper, that Lime Crime had some new shades in eyes and lips that I wanted to order, and that her Daddy, my Paul, understood what I was feeling as soon as he saw this picture and promised that “After Sydney” (its a common phrase around our house, referring to our multiple trips for Oscar’s cardio appointments) I can order some more.
Also, this is totally Roo’s colour and I’ll be remembering that for our first mother-daughter make-up shopping trip.