Friday, 11 May 2007

Handbags & Gladrags - Part Two



I've been told off and told to redress the balance. Well, that's paraphrasing it a bit, more on the lines of; "Mummy that's so unfair, you've written about her and you've not said anything about me'! Being caught up in a constant battle of fairness between two sisters is no fun. I mentioned the post I wrote about her being poorly, but apparently colds and Calpol don't count, it's still not fair!
I know that at the moment that gap between her and her sister is infuriating for her and strive as she might she just will never be the same age as her older sister. How infuriating (and unfair) is that?

On the whole, older sister apart, being seven is good (so she tells me). You can still sleep in a pink bedroom surrounded by your fairies and sylvanians and giggle away with your friends in your bedroom for hours and enjoy the dressing up box. You still look forward to your ballet classes and showing off the latest steps at home. You can still spend hours working out a new Abba routine and play imaginary games with your toys that mummy is not allowed to listen to. You can still lie next to mummy or daddy at bedtime for a cuddle and a story.
My youngest daughter makes us laugh, she is the comedian in the family, In moments of stress, worry and argument she will produce the funniest, driest comment possible (and she knows it). I love the way she confuses her words and gets embarassed and cross. I love the look on her face last week when we took her to the circus for the first time. A whole range of emotion was expressed in the space of five minutes, fear, wonder and excitement. I love the way that at seven there is still so much that is new to you. I love the way she looks at night when I check in on her before going to bed.
And as for handbags, I love the way she still likes the ones her mummy makes for her best.

21 comments:

Sew Recycled! said...

Well I think you have said it all, she should now be a very proud daughter of her mummy's write up! loving the bags!

Alison said...

Mine just love being made 'famous on mum's blog'.
Don't let my daughter see those bags Kim because she is just going to want one. I hope similar bags get put into your shop!!!!!
We have a 'teenage girl' sleepover tonight so wish me luck!!!!!?!?!!
Take care and have a good weekend,
Alison x

Tracy said...

Oh to be seven again!
Your girls are so lucky to have a mummy who makes them such fab handbags!
Thank you for your email - you made me cry - but in a good way!
You are a sweetie x
Tracy x

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty said...

So, so sweet. Lucky little girls to have a mummy like you!

Victoria May Plum said...

Aah, that is so sweet. She sounds adorable. Being 7, really does sound very nice indeed.
Have a lovely weekend
Victoria x

the flour loft said...

Gosh.. being fair. We have such a responsibility don't we. My girls (6 and almost 9) make up all sorts of elaborate imaginary games too. I can't help but eavesdrop .. even though i get told off.
Beautiful handbags.
ginny x

cherry menlove said...

Oh bless her! I'm glad she likes mummy's bags the best, she has good taste clearly!

Cherry xx

ShabbyInTheCity said...

LOOK at those bags!!!!
So cute!!!

Marie said...

How I remember being seven and playing dressing up games! Such cute bags - I love the one with the heart.

Thanks for dropping bye. Enjoy your weekend. Hope the sun comes out again soon.

Marie x

weirdbunny said...

Well in our household we have a 'boy' who refuses to have his name or photo or anything bout him on the blog, and a 'girl' Gwenny who love to be on my blog. Although I'm sure in a year or too she'll refuse as well ! - love Julia (those bags are gorgeous. Last year we had to change the pink bedroom to blue, she was eight at the time, nine now.)

Jo said...

Seven is a lovely age, but then aren't they all. It's such a great mix of still wanting to do the things they have always done and also a newly awakened awareness of being older.
Those handbags are delicious!

andsewtosleep said...

I don't think you have to be 7 to enjoy Mummy's handbags - I think they are lovely too. What delightful images your post conjured up. Thanks Mary

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a sweet post about your darling daughter! And those bags you've made for her are precious! Seven is a wonderful age ~ like you said, there are still so many things in life that are new to be discovered!

The Polka Dot Pixie said...

Your bags are so lovely!

I got my gorgeous corsage in the mail and it's even prettier in person! Thanks so much!!!!

Samantha said...

My boys are no different. They often ask whether I'm going to write about "taht" on the blog. I bet they tell all their school friends too!

Beautiful bags!

meggie said...

Arent kids just the BEST!
Love her bags too!

Twinkle Pink said...

You always post something that I can totally relate to.

Everything has to be fair with my children but the twins (the youngest) are the worst as they scrutinize everything, even the biscuits have to be the same size - god forbid there is a corner missing!

8 was a fab age for me - I think I was my most confident about everything then, without a care in the world - I wish I had that freedom now.

By the way love those bags!!

best wishes

Ginny

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

thanks kim!!! you're back on my list. debbie =)

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Such a sweet post!

Your bags look amazing. I can't imagine how long they must take.

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

OH how did I miss this post last time I was here? So cute... yes Mummy...you must keep the balance!

I love the bags...so pretty!
Heather

Cowboys & Custard said...

Oh the injustice of being the baby of the family.. though I found from my own experience of this that it was to my benefit most of the time.. only girl and the youngest with two older brothers I was spoilt with attention and loved the boys that my older brothers brought home.. many crushes were had!
Your daughters sound delightful and just how I imagine young girls should be.. girly, charming and above all ..loved.

Michelexx