Fashion forward five-year-olds

September 20, 2009


While at the zoo this weekend, I noticed a stylish little girl wearing assorted animal prints. The zainy mix motivated me to juxtapose my own zebra and leopard prints. Could I be as bold as this five-year-old?  It made me think…

This kindergartener wasn’t actually the daring one; one of her parents made the adventurous fashion move.  Why not?

I am 100% positive that I will test out potential fashion trends on my future kids (not anytime soon).  Since certain design elements intimidate me,  I’ll play with fashion and dress up the future little tyke.   Trends will spread via kindergarten.

If you’re in search for the next BIG thing this fall, look no more at the display windows.  Hang out at the nearby playground.  Just don’t be creepy.

Color on a Monday and send to me.

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Credit:  Hanging Mobile Concepts, LLC

Credit: Hanging Mobile Concepts, LLC

On our second birthday, we lose our mobile.  It is ripped from the crib.  After all, there is no place for it in the big kid’s room.

I was sneaky today.  I bought it back.

I stumbled upon a delightful mobile at my new favorite vintage toy store, Alphaville.  Silver airplanes are flying in my sky.  And the winged shadows create a new art design on the ceiling.

I firmly believe that as soon as every home has a hanging mobile, the level of playfulness and merriment, in our lives, will soar.

I found the pregnant-lady-mobile here.  This is not my subliminal way of telling my family that I’m pregnant.  But if I was … I’d buy this mobile in a heartbeat.

The truth is I never stopped wanting that mobile above my bed.  I just accepted it’s disappearance.  But if you want to bring a little playtime back into your day, find a dangly mobile in your style.

Let it hang.
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You are truly a blessed person if you have the privilege of entering the mystical world of Medieval Times. And if the Big Lady above is really looking out for you, you may even get two visits under your armor.  Once you know the wenches by name, you become a M.T.G. (Medieval Times’ Groupie) – just like The Cable Guy.  I won’t judge what I may one day become.


Photo stolen from Darren Lasso esquire all rights reserved

I learned a few important things as a big kid at Medieval Times.

1. The Green Knight of Asturius is the hot-tempered warrior. He’s arrogant and stubborn – the exact qualities that most women desire. He was my favorite. I met him after the show, and I was very disappointed to learn that he was a modest, polite man – there wasn’t even a hint of sarcasm or annoyance in his voice.

2. There are only nine castles in the United States. What a shame. I can knock off the Illinois & New Jersey Castles from my hot-spot destination list.  Lucky maiden I am.

3. Don lofre Santa Creu, aka the B&W Knight, always wins.  It would have been good to know that secret prior to sitting in the blue section. The Blue Knight blows. I did feel some compassion for him as we left the castle. He looked blue so I told him he put up a good fight (a special moment captured on camera).  He didn’t though. Green Knight should have won.

4. Perspectives change. The knights looked a tad bit different than I remembered as a 9-year-old kid. The shock didn’t hit me until I saw the knights up-close. I’d guess these guys might be around 19 or 20-years-old max.  Not how I remembered them at all.

5. I’m digging the long-haired Legends of the Fall, Brad Pitt-look. I feel a comeback. When the economy starts growing, mark my word, the hair will too.

6. Eating the feast without utensils was not as thrilling to me as an adult. It’s just the norm. Maybe I should re-evaluate my dining style.

7. As I was told by my teenage waiter, and retold by Don Temple, there is no after-party at Medieval Times.

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