a beautiful white dress February 21, 2011Posted by sunflower71 in about me.
Tags: Elisabetta Canalis, San Remo
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I don’t normally write along these lines having no particular sartorial insight other then wowing at beautiful dresses. But this particular backless dress left me speechless for the sheer skill with which the designer Emilio Pucci defeated gravity and how very sexy it is…
wearing it is Elisabetta Canalis during the second evening of this year’s Italian song festival commonly known as San Remo that I have a habit of watching more often for the satirical parts than the songs… though occasionally there is a song or two that take my fancy.
How I wish I had the figure, the money, and the occasion to wear some thing like this…. it seems it was not to be
a missing side February 21, 2011Posted by sunflower71 in Life with 3 princesses.
I often find myself missing a side, a hand, an arm…. Don’t know about you other moms of 3 or more children how to solve this problem? What do you do when all your 3 children want sit by your side, hold your hand, to be lifted? How do you solve our perennially present seating problem at a rectangular table that normally seats 6 but being 5, TP or TC complain there is no one at their side? I still need to have TS at specific angle from me. It seems the older two sense this and complain at each and every meal we have together. This sibling rivalry is constantly manifested and at times I have not patience for it and unless the fighting escalates, I let them sort differences out between them. But when the issue is to be lifted by my man…. do we have to actually count the minutes he has one of them in his arms so he give each of the other 2 the same amount? Should I spend exactly the same amount of time getting each one ready…. yes another issue is who gets changed on the nappy changer like TS does. When TP asks to be fed should I always give in? She is over 5 now and has been capable of feeding herself without (making a mess) for a number of years! But then, there are days when she throws a tantrum just so that I/we give in… Should I run to wipe their bottom every single time they ask just so that they have me with them alone for a few minutes when they are perfectly training in this specific routine?
Alternatively, I might try to look at things from my princesses’ perspective… it probably is not easy for children who have a strong character like my 3 all have to cohabit in a family where you are not the only princess.
Yet another point of view could be that of actually enjoying the noise and the fighting for attention now, before they start drifting away from me and my cuddles.
The Cherub is 4! February 11, 2011Posted by sunflower71 in The Cherub.
4 years ago I gave birth to this little girl assisted only by my dear man! I think this experience has meant to us more that the total of many others added together. 0645 of any 11th February will forever be that single unforgettable moment for us. Here she is having the time of her life during her party.
Bubbly and joyful, hard headed and kind hearted, adorable and frustatingly inventive. That’s our Maria!
My project February 7, 2011Posted by sunflower71 in about me, Life with 3 princesses.
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This blog chronicles what I’ve come to see as my life project. I feel my life has a direction, I know where I’m going, what my efforts are for. I also know who my ‘colleagues’ in the life project are. And I’m loving their company! I’m also thankful for all my life has become….I’m where I had always dreamt to be but for many years thought and felt impossible. Thank you God for giving me my dear man and our three beautiful princesses. Please make me more worthy of this priceless gift of my family.
A new life February 6, 2011Posted by sunflower71 in Uncategorized.
This is decidedly what it feels like to me. It’s my new life I’m referring to here. It is amazing what starting to work out of the house after a long absence has meant to me. Getting dressed in the morning and leaving the house for a few hours has given a new meaning to my time with my family, with my wonderful children. I feel very grateful that things have so far worked out. Now don’t start thinking that I don’t have my guilty moments. But all in all, I am glad we found the balance that so far has worked well for all of us.