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Monday, August 21, 2006

You May Kiss My Hand, Loyal Subject

I’m raising a princess.

My next-door neighbour has a little game he plays with Cakes. He adopts the cutest “baby voice”, puts on a big smile, and takes Cakes’ hand, giving her loud, exuberant kisses.

At first she was a little scared by this, but she’s gradually grown used to it. Now she grins with delight when he does it.

The other day, I was standing on the porch with Cakes in my arms, when Alan stepped outside. I said hello, then looked down at my girl as he laughed at her.

She had her little hand held out, and a coy smile.



After my whining about my lack of social life, I find my calendar nice and full this week. Today I went for lunch with Penelope and Knitrovert at the Black Bull, our favourite patio. It was a perfect day to soak up the rays and knock back a couple of pints. After lunch we went to Kensington Market to walk off the midday beer buzz. I bought a whole bunch of sweet buttons at Courage My Love for my mom's upcoming crochet projects: monkeys, ladybugs, abcs, rainbows--all for ridiculously cheap. I bought Cakes a Johnny Cash tee (every babe should have a Johnny Cash tee).

Tomorrow night is Shakespeare with Sunshine; Wednesday night I'm going to the Foo Fighters acoustic show at the Hummingbird Centre; Saturday is the big TO Mamas spa-tastic get-together. Papa and Cakes are going to have lots of good quality time this week.



Blogger crazymumma said...

OH MA GAWDE, thats me in the background of the photo. I cannot believe your social calender, shameful I should be home, hand scrubbing tgose nappies!

8:24 PM  
Blogger Mother Bumper said...

#1 - that is so cute I just exploded from the Cakes and her royal duties.

#2 - I'm so jealous of the social calendar but I'm looking forward to Saturday! And I love Courage My Love - it's a jewel! Too many exclamation points! AHH! ;)

Thanks for the reading recommendations and not calling me a moron for having no JA in my "library".

9:33 PM  
Blogger Haley-O said...

mmm...midday beer buzz--it's been sooo long...! Sounds like a fun-filled week. Sorry I won't be at the spa-tastic get-together. Would have liked to meet you. Another time. :)

9:37 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

You are in trouble when she gets older, lady. Once a princess always a princess.

But she is a cute one!

And I am totally envious of your social life. You TO mamas are killing me with jealousy!

9:53 PM  
Blogger penelopeto said...

Ahh, the midday beer buzz -
explains why i ended up coming home with 3 cute chinatown bowls for bee & friends and no matching plates or spoons, and a head of organic lettuce for dinner.
and you know bee would have ended up with that 'one love' onesie if i hadn't dribbled lime popsicle on it and shamefully fled before anyone noticed.

loved our date. we'll do it again soon. i'm always up for skipping school.

10:13 PM  
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10:13 PM  
Blogger penelopeto said...

that was me deleting - somehow i managed to post the comment twice. i swear the buzz has worn off.

10:15 PM  
Blogger bubandpie said...

Aww, I love that image of the hand held out expectantly. That's something the Pie would do too.

And the Johnny Cash tee! !!! You're so right about that: every baby should have one.

10:28 PM  
Anonymous MetroDad said...

Cute story and even more adorable photo. However, if you want to curb your daughter's development into a future princess, you might want to stop dressing her like one! She is damn cute though!

And I'm jealous about your social calendar. That's more than we do in a month these days!

10:58 PM  
Blogger Girl con Queso said...

Love it. And oooooooo! I'm so jelly about the Foo Fighters acoustic party. Please kiss Dave Grohyl for me.

12:07 AM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

Oh sweet princess. Loved the photo.

Cannot wait for tonight!!!! See you soon :)

6:35 AM  
Blogger something blue said...

There was once a time that I could say that I had not missed one Foo Fighters concert in Toronto. (My favourite was at the Horseshoe) But I sulked when I missed out on Lee's Palace last time round and now again... sulking. (I even ordered tickets to a Foo concert while I was in labour with my first child) Priorities!

I love your princess story! Have fun and I can't wait for Saturday!

1:33 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

How did I miss this one with the hilarious cakes pic?

And look at you, getting around, you lucky girl. See you saturday!

5:41 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

She is so beautiful and precious!

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