Yesterday, Permanent Magenta and I were at the park, and I realized if we tried, we might get some quick snaps of my new shawl design. Made of the incredibly soft Malabrigo Twist, the photoshoot proved unsuccessful. My kiddles were safely (ha!) ensconced in the playground right behind where I'm standing. Every two seconds, "Mommy, I got another mosquito bite! Mommy, where's my water bottle? Mommy, push me on the hammock - pleeeeease!" All of these complaints/requests I fielded nicely, running back and forth quite calmly, until Jun'ette's, "Mommy, this is serious, he's stuck on top!" And the panicked cry that ensued out of Junior's gullet sent me running pell-mell into the play area and scaling the spider web before wee Humpty Dumpty broke his crown (or was that Jack?) The upshot is that I only have dorky photos of my shawl but Junior is unharmed.
Of note, he is wearing his surfing trousers that I made him last year. He loves them! Adding to the bad photos was that I also forgot to take off my aqua Sally Jessy glasses which my landlady declared ugly and too big for my face (she makes me laugh - I find her honesty quite charming - because I was sooo trying to score dudes at the park.) Ah well, next time hair will be brushed, lipstick applied, glasses removed, and Junior given a brief but powerful paralytic.