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Three Things and the Winner, finally

One.

mary's eye

It is amazing how many curious, disapproving looks you get when you're out in public with a child who is sporting a shiner. Mary's black eye gets more colorful every day and the looks and questions keep coming. Of course when someone asks her what happened to her eye, she gets all shy, cringing from the extra attention. And answers sheepishly: "I fell."

She doesn't give them any details. Like the fact that the she and her sisters have been hanging out in the upstairs bathroom, because when the door is closed it gets really warm in there. And they've been bringing all their papers and books and crayons and toys into the bathroom. And she tripped on something and slammed that cute little cheek bone into the toilet. You know, little details like that.

Oh well. I have to admit it's kind of cute. And I've enjoyed photographing its colorful progression ever day.

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Two.

I've been getting some emails lately about people wondering if I'll be having a mini-swap #4. It has been on my mind and I'd love to know if there's still interest out there. I'd be happy to host again, though I think I'll make it a little smaller and easier to manage, if there's enough interest to do it again. Would you leave a comment or drop me an email if you're interested?

If you're new to the mini swap idea, you can read about it here. This isn't a sign-up or anything. Just seeing if there is enough interest.

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Three.

My computer crashed right in the middle of the Little Bird giveaway. I really apologize for not announcing a winner. And for some reason the post went up twice on my blog. So I combined all the comments and randomly chose a winner from everyone.

And the winner of the Little Bird tee collection is Christy who said:

I
adore Miss Yum Yum and the mermaid designs. I really need to order some
of these for my girls. My oldest has extremely sensitive skin and many
tshirts/dyes irritate her skin. These sound perfect and soft!

One.

mary's eye

It is amazing how many curious, disapproving looks you get when you're out in public with a child who is sporting a shiner. Mary's black eye gets more colorful every day and the looks and questions keep coming. Of course when someone asks her what happened to her eye, she gets all shy, cringing from the extra attention. And answers sheepishly: "I fell."

She doesn't give them any details. Like the fact that the she and her sisters have been hanging out in the upstairs bathroom, because when the door is closed it gets really warm in there. And they've been bringing all their papers and books and crayons and toys into the bathroom. And she tripped on something and slammed that cute little cheek bone into the toilet. You know, little details like that.

Oh well. I have to admit it's kind of cute. And I've enjoyed photographing its colorful progression ever day.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Two.

I've been getting some emails lately about people wondering if I'll be having a mini-swap #4. It has been on my mind and I'd love to know if there's still interest out there. I'd be happy to host again, though I think I'll make it a little smaller and easier to manage, if there's enough interest to do it again. Would you leave a comment or drop me an email if you're interested?

If you're new to the mini swap idea, you can read about it here. This isn't a sign-up or anything. Just seeing if there is enough interest.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Three.

My computer crashed right in the middle of the Little Bird giveaway. I really apologize for not announcing a winner. And for some reason the post went up twice on my blog. So I combined all the comments and randomly chose a winner from everyone.

And the winner of the Little Bird tee collection is Christy who said:

I
adore Miss Yum Yum and the mermaid designs. I really need to order some
of these for my girls. My oldest has extremely sensitive skin and many
tshirts/dyes irritate her skin. These sound perfect and soft!

29 comments on “Three Things and the Winner, finally”

  1. We had this problem when our Mary had a cast on her arm. For some reason people stare and not in a nice way and I couldn’t believe how many people would ask her what happened.

    We are in for the swap. I was actually just thinking about it yesterday.

  2. My husband gave me a black eye a few years back (totally innocently and accidently). But my boss at the time was ready to confront him on my behalf!

    And yes please to the miniswap. I met one of my favouite bloggy chums through the last one.

  3. My son and I had a lovely time in mini swap #3 and even found an old friend from a million years ago – we’d love to be part of it again and see what surprises happen! ~H

  4. Poor thing! You’d think people would understand that children fall and bump into things all the time! When my son had pinkeye, I felt the same way! He looked terrible!

  5. Yay! I finally won a giveaway! My two girls are terribly excited about their new shirts! This was a great moment in an otherwise dreary Monday!

  6. Such a great shiner, we had a similar one coupled with a row of stitches to my girl’s cheek after a bed-bouncing incident! No-one messed with her for a while!

    Molly, I’d like to pass on my sincerest thanks to all your readers for their kind words about my Little Bird tee shirts. You have all been so helpful in your comments about the summer designs and so supportive in your words, you all really understood the ethos behind the tee shirts. Many, many thanks xxx

    The $5 p&p offer to USA is still on until February 14, if anyone is interested in ordering. If anyone would like a spring/summer catalogue with the mermaids and candy floss girl tees – along with a range of other designs and a host of new Little Bird organic products for children then please drop me an email at joanna@littlebirdbypost.co.uk

    Joanna x

  7. My daughter and I live with a bunch of boys, so this would be fun to do together. Would I be able to sign up twice? Once for my daughter and once for one of my sons? (I have 4 kids and I’d be hoping to do it for the two middle children (poor middle children, getting lost in the middle)).

  8. My kids were just telling me that wanted pen pals….I think this miniswap is such a great idea. If you do another start one Id love to join.

  9. Oh yes the looks and the feeling you get as the mother to make excuses about it or feel weird about it when in fact your kid is just clumsy. My youngest son has sported 3 and still he has yet to learn: that when running you should have your face/eyes in the direction you are running and not looking over your shoulder to see if, in fact, your older brother is chasing you.

  10. I would be interested in getting in on a miniswap as well.

    I know all about those stares. My son is always sporting marks on his face. Today he has a yellowing bruise above his left eye (from tripping) and a cut on his other cheek (from a wayward jumprope.)

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