The summer dress

I could wear this dress all day every day and I kinda think I have for most of the summer.  It's not super flattering, being crazy baggy, but it's billowing and airy and fun.  That's all that counts, right?  It is the perfect summer dress.


In my books summer is done.  I have stopped watering my plants, I am ready to drain my pool and we even harvested and processed our garden vegetables.  So, I am okay with that and I'm ready to move on.  In fact, I think I may pull out all the tank tops and shorts and pack them away.


But actually like pack them away and not put them up in the archives as I normally would as by this time next year I'm 85% certain we'll be in the new house.  Also though, I really need to start thinking outfits for Australia...this dress is a definite as it can be fancy and pretty relax, but let's be real- I doubt there will be any fancy as we'll have the kids with us all the time.


Actually, if I am being total honest- I wish we would have rethunk the timing of this trip.  I was at home all summer, sans interruptions with my kids and I'm about ready for them to be back at school.  2 more weeks with my .......fiery....8 year old may push me over the edge.  I'm hoping the change of scenery will distract her from her newfound lippyass attitude.


Like seriously lippy.  I never had the kids that screamed and threw tantrums in the middle of the grocery store- but I always pictured myself to be the type of kick ass mom who would drop everything and haul that yelly child right out of there.  So I guess I'm getting my version of that with this badass 8 year old who has no problem telling me off when we have company.  Now I wish I could find that kickass mom attitude that I thought I would have and shut that shit down.  But the problem is is that I'm so TIRED and I'm losing my steam.   A change of scenery will be good for all of us.


Oh ya. This post was supposed to be about this dress.  Hmmmmmmm.....I will just put on my gingham dress and hop on a plane back into spring and take a deep breath.  Next week this time we will be in Australia and this blog will go back to kinda what it was in the beginning- a place for me to report on the adventures of the family.


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16 comments

  1. Gotta love our kids, right? Lol. Love that dress on you and Australia sounds dreamy.
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  2. Oh those little girls! Stay strong and calm! And Australia— sounds simply wonderful!

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    1. Strong ,no problem..it's the calm I have a hard time with!

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  3. Hello Mate! I'm excited for your Australian Adventures and yes, it'll do you good! Lippy was tough for me. It'll get better I promise!! My fav dress on you of all time!! Gingham Gorgeous!

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  4. They all go through that lippy stage - discovering their independence, and all that crap. You're already a kick ass mom so I know you'll get through it. I love this dress and wish I would have bought it - or the one at Loft, not sure if this is the same one. So excited to follow along with your Australia trip - it's going to be amazing.

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    1. I have had 2 days of normal with her and it has been sooo nice !

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  5. Your daughter will thank you for your patience one day. My daughter from about 8 to 16 was interesting with her behaviors in public places. She was lippy and straight out of pocket. When she finally found herself at 16, she became more respectful and less crazy. Now, that she is 22 and graduated from college, she thanked me for the patience I showed with her in her younger years.

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  6. I have a really similar dress that I've been wearing all summer (and that's what I was wearing when Justin proposed!). I keep meaning to blog it. Maybe now that I'm actually blogging, I might actually do it. Haha. Anyways, I love these pictures of you. Especially the last when when your sass comes out :)

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  7. Isn't it mortifying when your kids play up in public like that?! Mine are fully grown now and getting married - I'm wondering how to handle the lippy stage as a grandmother? Love your dress - lovely photos xx Maria

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    1. so mortifiying and even worse when I haven't the energy to deal with it.

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  8. Oh, KIDS! In trying moments when I was "the worst parent in the world", I was always say "Well, lets call social services right now and see if we can find you some better ones." ;-) Of course I had boys and you can talk to them differently.

    But lets just talk about how fabulous that gingham dress is. And your photos are gorge!

    XO,
    Paula
    www.dimplesonmywhat.com

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