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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

he's got plans...and he might just maybe figure out how to use 'em

boots: target. tights & faux pearls: don't recall. skirt: gap. shirt: thrifted. cardigan: rue21. flower clip & polka dot sash: downeast outfitters.

Every week, my son's 1st grade teacher sends home his past week's completed schoolwork. Last night's was a typical compilation of oversized jaggedy penmanship and sloppy abstract coloring.

[Editor's note: My son's strengths are many, but fine-motor-skills-requiring schoolwork is not one of them. Which is fine. I have a brilliant, successful 41-year-old brother whose current handwriting looks like a 9-year-old's, so I'm not losing sleep over here.]

So. Glancing through the schoolwork, I come across a page that made me laugh. Out loud. It started with the printed words, "I need my teeth..." followed by three lines for the student to fill in the blanks about why they do, indeed, need their teeth. My son's reasons were as follows: (ahem)

(1) to smile. (yep)
(2) to chew. (absolutely)
(3) to atrakt a mate.

There you have it, folks. A 6-year-old on the fast-track to dental-dom and wedded bliss.

Happy Tuesday!

p.s. It's polka dot day on everybody, everywhere. I forgot and wore polka dots yesterday. Heh. Silly me. So today's look featured the sash that came with yesterday's shirt. Nice save, right? (Answer: Yes. Very nice.)

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32 comments:

Abbe said...
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Rachel said...

I am sitting at work and had to laugh out loud at the cute little thing your son said. You look great. I love that skirt.

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Aleisha Z. Coleman said...

i can tell your son, he's a thinker! already planning for his future! plus i am impressed with his phonetic spelling...:) you look great!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness I just laughed out loud. Like actually. At work! Too cute!! And very nice save using the sash :)

Grace Marie said...

hahahhaa. SO cute...and smart.

those priorities. all lined up.

I read your about me (creepy style) and I was an English major too AND I do the ellipses thing alllll the time.

great minds...

Have a great day!

Kassie said...

Just started following your blog not that long ago! Love your picture taking and outfits! Glad I will be able to come here and find inspiration!

Julie @ The Trendy Boutique said...

My kids are older and I miss those sweet days. Make sure you keep every little treasure like that. It will bring you much bittersweet joy later. Love the polka dots!

Cabootique said...

I love the pop of color from the sash - looks cute!
And that last reason made me laugh. Too funny.

Elizabeth said...

Hahaha that is incredibly cute. Love the sash for EBEW.

Cydney said...

Smart cookie! TEETH ARE NON NEGOTIABLE to chicks. Sounds like a genius to me. And your dots are poppin today! I loved that little turquoise number you were rockin with 'em yesterday, too.

tiny dancer said...

Awww, love your take on the EBEW polka dots! Its such a great splash of color. Your photoshoots are super cute! I love your silly poses, you must have so much fun :) Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!

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Olivia said...

Love the outfit! Your style is very fun!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

Oh my goodness. He so young but so wise. Nice save by the way with the belt. I did belt number as well.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Great outfit, love the boots!
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Mary @ stylefyles said...

hahha your son needs his teeth to attract a mate? That is AWESOME!! haha. Nice work swapping in the belt from yesterday's shirt into today's outfit. I think it worked out quite nicely!

Colleen said...

I thought there was no way i'd laugh out loud since I'm at work and all and then I read your son's third item and started chuckling in my cube.

monster cakes said...

Oh my gravy that is too funny. haha My mom is a dentist, though, so she may indeed think good teeth are necessary to attract a mate. haha And I thought you should know that I busted this line out today to a coworker... "I happen to like being adored, thank you!" I had to stick to a pg line from the movie, but I'll use a risque one later around the hubs. Just. For. You. ; )

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Tara said...

It's a good thing he's planning ahead...it means you'll get a better daughter-in-law out of the deal :)

Love the sash with the outfit!

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Linda said...

Nice save indeed!
And your son is about teeth, they are very important for a mate. Smart boy!

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Kade and Katie said...

kade and i are still laughing! love that boy!

Elisabeth said...

Double polka dot points for you! Both these looks are fab. red and white dots are my favorite polka dot combo.

Claire said...

your son is hilarious! too cute. i love the polka dot red sash and the white flower in you hair. you look great, and the accessories really add the perfect flare to the outfit!

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crystal glamour said...
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Lana said...

love the polka dots. great blog.

Rachel said...

Thanks for stopping by to check out my polka dots :) what a fun belt! When I first read your sentence about your son's first grade teacher I had to re-read and look at your picture again..no, that can't be right..first grade? I mean that in a good way :) I work with first graders and I've never seen a mom of one so stylish!

Julie said...

Hey, 26 comments...you're so poopular. Do you still have time for the little people, like me? Can't wait for our girls night out & to see what you are wearing. I'm going to pick out a special outfit for you. p.s. I want to know what to two comments were that you deleted. Inquiring minds want to know. Did you have an unkind visitor?

Brittney said...

@julie: "little people" nothing. please. and, no, the comments i deleted were ones that i shouldn't have approved anyway...they were nice, but one of them used a phrase i can't, morally, publish on this blog, and the other one was one of those totally insincere, "hey, cute blog, follow mine?" so deet-deet-delete. i usually am more careful in comment approval before they're published, but these two slipped through. heh. p.s. CELTIC NIGHT!!!! i can't wait.

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

You ROCK those dots Girl! :) Greetings from a fellow polka girl from EBEW!
xxx

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MissRockwell said...

LOL at your son's premature need to 'atrakt a mate'. That is tooo cute. Ahhhh....the things that kids say. And yes, that was a brilliant 'polka dot' save. Way to go chica!

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Kish said...

What a great story!
And I love the outfit... this gives me an idea for the little red polka sash that I have...thanks!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Aww how cute! I love your pretty hair too and your added bit of polka dot!

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