Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My little mini-me...but a director, she ain't!

Bella is going through a stage right now where she wants to dress exactly the same way as me. Yesterday, she had on a perfectly nice outfit but as soon as she came into my room while I was getting dressed and saw what I had on, she started stripping. "Mommy, I want to dress like you"....I said, "Bella, your outfit looks nice...why don't you just keep it on?". Nope, she wouldn't hear of it...she started stripping right there and insisted that I go with her into her room and put together an outfit for her, exactly like the one I had on.

I happened to be wearing a plain white-t-shirt, blue Nike sweatpants, and a powder-blue light sweatshirt zipped up over the t-shirt. I'm being very detailed here because it was very important to her that she match me exactly! I managed to find something in her closet that was close enough...she was thrilled beyond words and all day long, she kept saying, "Mommy, we're twins".

Today, she came into my room and said, "I want to wear what you're wearing". I had on a red long-sleeved shirt with a white tanktop underneath, jeans, and white tennis shoes. So off we went into her room to find her the same exact oufit. Only she wanted to wear her new black shoes and I was more comfy in tennis shoes so she battled with me on this..."But Mommy, we have to look alike or we won't be twins". She also insisted on wearing her hair like mine, which I had partly pulled back in a barrette. Her hair is very thin and out of control so she had to settle for a ponytail. She also gave up the fight on the shoes and settled on her black shoes and ALLOWED me to continue wearing my tennis shoes. Although while we were at the dr's office today, a man in the elevator pointed out that we were dressed alike except for our shoes. She shot me one of those looks and said to the guy, "I told her to wear black shoes but she wouldn't...she just won't listen to me" and she sighed and crossed her arms over her chest. The guy laughed and as he walked off the elevator, he said to me, "You've got your hands full with this one"....yeah, I know.

While we were playing in the backyard today, I had my camera out so I could get some videos of the kids going down the slide, mainly Garrett who goes so fast down it that he literally flies off the slide at the bottom, landing on his butt. Bella asked Cole to get some pics of us because "we're dressed like twins".





Just ignore the huge trash pile in the corner. That's Tim's "I'll get to it someday" pile.
Then Bella wanted to make a short little video so I was trying to tell her how to do it, while entertaining my other 3 kiddos. She's no Ron Howard or Steven Spielberg, let's just put it that way. If you've been drinking any alcoholic beverages, you may wanna avoid watching this....you may end up dizzy and puking your guts up. Well, actually, no matter what you've consumed before watching this, you will probably end up dizzy and puking your guts up.


18 comments:

Chatabox Girl said...

Cole takes a pretty good picture! not wonky, and you both have heads and feet. Nice work!

Christine said...

Aww I love the mini-me she is a cutie. You look Awesome Helene !! Having 4 kids was very good to you :0)

Creative Junkie said...

lol! I think I would die of shock if either of my daughters said they wanted to dress like me. Seriously ... I don't see that happening in this lifetime.

Doré said...

How sweet that she wants to look just like her mommy!!


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Kim said...

I'm impressed that your little guy took those pictures! You're centered and your heads are in the frame and everything!

Elizabeth Channel said...

Cute! She's so clever!

geminigirl64 said...

That is so cute! I cant wait until my girls want to dress like me!

Cant Hardly Wait said...

First of all.. my hat is off to you. I couldn't swing that many children at once. Id go insane.

Secondly... That is so cute... twins for sure.

barb said...

I can't get my kid out of my closet.

Tess said...

Very cute-copying is the best form of flattery!

Jade said...

That's so adorable! It means she really looks up to you!

I agree the little guy did a great job making that pic;)

Paula Constable said...

Isn't that the greatest feeling-when they want to be like you?

Cute pictures!

Michele S said...

That is so cute, Helene. Matching melts my heart in ways only a multiple mom could understand. You look GREAT by the way! Wow! Can I match you?

Ambulance Mommy said...

Hahaha! We have a "I'll get to it someday" pile too, but ours is inside the office. It's bad in there....you might not come out alive if you go in without reinforcements! :)

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Soccer Mom said...

We, too, have that "I'll get to it someday" pile...

My daughter went through that phase where she wanted to do what I was doing when I was doing it and wear what I was wearing. Now that she's a Tween (God, I HATE that word) I'm lucky if she'll share breathing space with me willingly!

Enjoy it while it lasts...

Joy said...

That's so cute!

twinmama said...

Soooo cute! I love how she said that you were "twins". Good matching, too, I don't know if I could pull that off with Peanut and Jelly Bean. Unless they want to wear ratty T-shirts and jeans everyday...

BTW - I can't believe you have 2 sets of twins. You look great!

MoNiQuE said...

Wow, 2 twins? Ur so bLessed!
Greetings from the PhiLippines!!!

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