Last Thursday Naomi and I brought Milo to school. She chose her own outfit, as she always does. If one dress is good, then surely a dress AND a skirt is even better….at least so reasons Naomi. A dress, a fairy skirt, a purse, a stripey sweater, a fluffy pink hat, and two babies, bringing Milo to school.
The forecast for the day was lovely, so we headed up to Hagley Park to check out the daffodil bloom. They’re starting!
Naomi knows the term “selfie.” Such a 21st century child!
I sent a girls-in-daffodils picture to Jeremiah, and he suggested that we meet him for lunch in a cafe in town. Naomi found the walk very long. Towards the end we passed a bunch of flash new buildings with glass facades, and she stopped to admire her reflection, adjusting her skirt, preening here and there. “Oh, I didn’t know we had fairies in the city!” and old woman exclaimed as she walked past. Naomi beamed–that was clearly the effect she was after.
Spring is long and slow here, and officially it hasn’t even begun yet….but don’t tell these precocious crocuses that. They are erupting from the grass in Hagley park, reminding me of a patch at Cornell under an oak tree that emerged each spring. I love them! I’m pretty lucky to have a day at the park with a lovely little girl, and lunch out with my hubbie. This was a good stay-at-home mom day, for the record.