“I wanted so badly to study ballet, but it was really all about wearing the tutu.”  – Elle MacPherson

“Do you think Z will do ballet?” asked my cousin.

“I’d rather her do art” I replied.

“But what if she wants to do ballet?” asked my cousin.

“You’re right…I guess she wins then…”

Sometimes I forget that Z is not, and will not, be just like me. She is herself and has her own unique tastes and wants and needs. Sometimes I automatically fish out the mushrooms from the Chinese Lomein because hey, she won’t like mushrooms, but then I have to remind myself, no that don’t like mushrooms, Z might actually like them.

Side Note: She is growing up and can be super social one day, super mellow the next. Today, at Target, she said “Hiiiiiii” to everyone who passed by. Needless to say, we got a lot of surprised responses back…”Why Hello there!” / “Hi! How are you?” / “Uh..Hey.” It’s always funny to see a grown collegey-age guy respond with a quick “Hey.”

Back to the Tutus. Z loves tutus. She will often grab her tutu from her chest of drawers so that she will get to wear them. I love this one below..my mother got it on Sale probably because Easter was over, but Easter aside, Z loves it.

I love how she LOVES outside and it’s almost if she is trying to get outside just by her body language. I love outside too!


About Doodling Through Life

I doodle. All the time. Doodling helps me make sense of the world around me. When I doodle, whether it be swirls or figurines, I am transformed to a world in which my doodles live, and my thoughts become clear. My mind breathes. Through my art medium of pencils, paint, potting soil, and pixels, I thrive. I am a teacher and have taught 2nd grade in Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, Georgia for 4 years. I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mommy to a ___ daughter (she was born in June 2010—you can do the math !) and a ___ preschooler (she was born November 2012) who is exploring my creative outlet via the aforementioned 4 P’s! So far, I’m an author whose book Lailah’s Lunchbox was published in 2015 via Tilbury House Publishing. I have 2 new picture books projected for 2019: Amira's Picture Day (Holiday House, 2019) and Let Me Show You The Way (Eerdmans, 2019)! I’m an Atlanta based children-family-lifestyle photographer on weekends. Thank you for stopping by!

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