Tuesday, August 26, 2008

She prefers the pink napkins

Elise is as sweet and girlish as any daughter could be. It's a joy to have her by my side (frequent costume changes notwithstanding).

But even I had to laugh when I saw her choice of naptime reading: an old copy of Tablescapes, swiped from my bookshelf.

I suppose I should round up some books to build her character, not just her place setting ability!

16 comments:

Melissa Lester said...

Looks like a little girl after my own heart!

Ewokgirl said...

That's hilarious! At least she has good taste!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a new Martha Stewart in the making. The apple does not fall far from the tree. I am sure she will be very much her mother's daughter. Thanks for the sweet story. Roxie

Kim said...

Ah, she is her mother's daughter. How precious!

Shannon M said...

She will really be ahead of the game when it comes time to make her own beautiful home. She is such a doll!
I'm always on the lookout for those character building books for Brenna, too. The True Princess is a good one. The illustrations are colorful and pretty (just a little...Modern? for my tastes, but Brenna loves them) and the story is lovely - all about developing a servant's heart.
What I'd like to find are books with old-fashioned values built in. Allegories can seem a little heavy-handed, ya know? Sorry, didn't mean to go off on a tangent in your comments box!

Janel said...

lol Love it! I have one of those too. hehe

Beth Pierce said...

Aww...She's cute...

I often find an issue of Domino or Cottage Living in the sticky little fingers of my toddlers...

Anonymous said...

Yep, me too. My four year old likes to take one of my issues of Architectural Digest (I've loved it for years but only recently subscribed for the first time because I got an UNBELIEVEABLE rate!) to bed with her and "read" it, which thrills me...I love seeing little girls begin loving the things that will someday help them to be good mommies and homemakers. Elise is beautiful, Meredith. She's sure to be a wonderful helper with the new baby!
Susan

Jordana said...

We've got photos of several of our babies or toddlers reading National Review. Not quite as useful as a decorating book, but I suppose it is more characteristic of our family. :)

Jane said...

So cute!!

Anonymous said...

This is SO cute, Meredith! I guess Elise just comes by her good taste in books naturally....& she's not gonna fight it! :o)

Brenda

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

My daughter (20 mos.) loves reading cookbooks and Victoria magazine! :) I have a few small paperback cookbooks from the Dollar Store just for her. :)

Blessings,
Michele

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Your daughter is my kinda girl!! Little Martha Stewart in the making :)

Blessings,

Sher

ispeakbeanish said...

How funny! I remember reading my mom's Better Homes and Gardens gardening books when I was growing up.

Kelly said...

That is so darn cute!

Lana C. said...

ahhh well at least it is a book.. My 5 year old spent her hard earned TV minutes avidly watching an infomercial for a steam mop. Her choice, not mine. At the end of the show she told me she was going to buy it for me and clean the whole floor. :-)