When you’re a kid, dressing up isn’t something that should be left only for occasions like Pust or Halloween. As we don’t celebrate either in our family, we play dress up whenever and wherever. It’s amazing to me how my daughter, as young as she is, will already find a chunky wooden beaded necklace, put it on and give a little pose. Where did she get that from? I never used to wear much jewellery, let alone since I’ve had kids – too many lovely necklaces have ended in pieces after they’ve been pulled on by inquisitive little hands. Is it something that girls just tend to do from an early age – trying to look all pretty? My son never used to do that. The only reason we actually have that necklace is that we bought it in South Africa when my son was a baby as he was really struggling with teething and the necklace looked like something he’d enjoy chewing on.
Yesterday my girl found a stash of her hair bands in one of the drawers (opening drawers is just the best game ever… as long as all the fingers stay intact). I haven’t been putting them on her lately as she generally pulls them off within seconds. But this time she asked me to put them on her and we turned it into a game. And lo and behold, she was walking around the house with them on for like an hour! We also put on some fairy wings and as the afternoon sun was shining straight onto my bed, I took the opportunity to play with my camera and over exposure while little miss played with her hair bands.
All hair bands except the one with a big red bow are work of a very talented lady at Lepoticna E (http://www.facebook.com/LepoticnaE). The one with the big red bow is from Zara Kids.