Mamatography/ week 22: playing shop… and good friends

Okay, this was a great week with lots of fun times with friends thrown in.

Meanwhile, I am doing a big push to try and catch up with my photo processing. If you have been following a long you know that I am behind (by about a month) in post-processing and uploading photos here on my blog, of my 365 project (a photo-a-day for a year). Time is scarce, as a full-time mom (I bet you know that feeling!) but still, I am going to prioritise getting this done for a week or two, see if I can push this through. Wish me luck!

day 153

Nica has been really into playing shop, for the last few weeks. She pays with ‘beads’ for items she wants to buy – in this case here, books – typically sold to her by me or her dad :) You can also see her yellow shopping bag in her hand, there.

Plus, notice the big (cardboard) box making another special appearance.

uh… and I feel the need to explain that big hunk of plastic in the background. First: well, we all have our comfortable level of inconsistency, right? Nobody can (or should, in my view) adhere to any philosophy so tightly that they are no longer following their feelings as they arise, spontaneously. So, yeah, we are into our own version of simplicity parenting but… we like to have fun, too. And Nica just loved this plane that was handed down to us from some friends. Me being me, I took out the batteries immediately as I couldn’t stand and see no value in the high pitch tones, half-tunes and flashy lights they use to power but we kept the plane. Nica didn’t have any other ride-on toys at the time and she really took a shine to it.

Does the same happen at your house? Are there some glaring inconsistencies among the toys you keep? Or are you more laid back and find that the toy-box is a free-fall, anything-goes area?

day 154

Nica had to take her bear (complete with his blankey) out with us, this day.

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Summer fair fun:

If by any chance you are wondering why Nica is always wearing a variation of this outfit, the reason is… as ever: Andy Z and the need to wear tie-dye to look just like him!

Biker chic:

“I love trains… but am too young to ride without mommy, so…”

day 156

Here, it is Nica who is the shop keeper:

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Day at the farm:

and playing in the creek is always the best part, right?

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Some good friends L & D chilling at the park:

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Nica and her close friend E. (some quick shots taken with my phone when we bumped into E. and his family out and about!)


Are you up for a challenge? One that will take something from you every day, but give a whole lot back too? How about joining me for the photography challenge in 2012 then? A photo a day of whatever your day involved. You can jump in any time through the year!

If you’d still like to join us, you can start at any time, just sign up here and our host will email you further information.

Without further ado, here is the current list of all participants for Mamatography 2012 so far!


2 thoughts on “Mamatography/ week 22: playing shop… and good friends

  1. I’m with you on the inconsistencies. Having a philosophy of parenting and of living is so valuable, but we also have to simply follow our children’s (or our heart’s) lead sometimes. No explanations needed! :) Playing shop with ‘Nica must be such fun. She looks like a very authoritative shopkeeper, and a thoughtful shopper, too!

    • Hahaha – yeah, that photo is not the most flattering (shop keeper). She does look rather serious to say the least. But yes, she is very thoughtful, my girl :D

      Thank you for commenting, Melissa!

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