Believe it or not, I don’t actually dress up my child every day with the intent of taking photos. That said, we seem to find ourselves in situations that just scream for a photo op. Today’s post is one of those situations. You see, when I’m getting ready in the morning, I close off our bedroom and allow Felicity to run around/play while I’m in the bathroom. She’s satisfied with this arrangement for about 10 minutes before she comes into the bathroom to get my attention. At that point in time, I look around for anything that I can hand off that won’t cause her harm. As of lately, she’s been quite interested in bracelets…to the point that I can’t wear my new Lily and Laura bracelets because she’ll steal them. I even went so far as to get her a couple of bracelets that she could call her own. She just wants to add her bracelets to the ones I’m wearing – go figure. I tell you all that as background for the reasons she’s now wearing a gazillion bracelets in this set. For whatever reason, I remembered that I have a bag full of bangles that my mom gave me a few years ago. I don’t wear a lot of bangles, but I held onto them – I guess for playtime? After Felicity’s 10 minutes of play, I reached for the bag. She was ecstatic…to the point that she stopped everything she was doing to cover her left arm in bangles. It’s funny, because she will only wear these bangles on one hand…which means she won’t do anything with that one hand for fear of losing a bracelet. It makes doing most things a little difficult, but I figure she can’t get into too much trouble if she’s only using one hand. Once I was ready for the day, I took her downstairs with me. Of course, the bangles came with us. I then grabbed my camera with my 24-105mm lens so I could stay out of her way…and capture the moment. In the process, I thought about all the fun we’re going to have when she really gets into dressing up. My mom has been collecting outfits for the past two years – were going to have a blast! After a while, the bangles came off…and a pink rabbit fur boa came out. It’s amazing that this child doesn’t like hats, because she certainly loves dressing up in her mom’s stuff. Then again, I don’t like wearing hats so why should I expect her to. So that was our day – just another day in toddler paradise.
Covered in Bangles