that's a title that works because it's a conversation with lay and because she slays me. puns inside of puns: next level, yall.
so i was only attempting to get a cute shot of her outfit this morning. because last night, for the first time in memory, i was in a store, saw a mannequin and bought the entire outfit so that a member of my family could look just like that soulless toddler fashion statue. i straight up got marketed to and didnt even care.
*for the record the store was old navy: anorak, long sleeve tee, jeans. the online prices are different right now from what i paid in store, but my total for 3 pieces was $29--i think they add up to $33 online right now. oh, and her moccasins are target.*
and boy if the outfit was irresistibly cute on an inanimate object, it just exploded my whole brains out when it was modelled by my own salty lil' progeny of amazingtude (which is her native american name, by the way).
i starting taking pictures (which turned out super grainy and yuck quality because i guess i'm just an idiot) and boy did she start telling me some things. i dont remember exactly what she was talking about so i cant recreate the conversation, but i can--with some confidence--identify the general thrust or main idea of what she was saying in each frame.
"let's dish, girlfriend. i'm an excellent listener."
"OH EM GOSH, no he didnt!"
"NOT OKAY! uh-unh. heck NAW. kick him to tha curb!"
"okay, i have to be straight with you here."
"can i just be real for a second? you might not like what i have to say, and sometimes when i say things in honesty, and you freak out."
"and you're all, 'AWBAWHWHAWAW, you're going to timeout, young lady!' it's super embarrassing, mom...for you, i mean. because this is what you look like in those moments."
"but i'm all like, this is me. i drop truth bombs. i'm just spittin' pure layla here"
"AND I AM THE SUPREME LEADER OF THE UNIVERSE. ALL WILL DO MY BIDDING."
"okay, whoa. i went too far there. i apologize."
and that's 20 seconds spent in conversation with a 3 year old layla dukes.
\\ reminders: \\
today is the last day to enter the giveaway for the gorgeous free christmas print from caleb faires.
tomorrow is the last day to order things with standard shipping (not rush) from my etsy shop for christmas delivery
and maybe not super important, but in the interest of adding laughter to (and stealing precious minutes from) your hectic holiday schedule: here are 3 brilliantly written things that have made me LOL way more than expected in the past week. (i think all of them have some swears, so look out if that sort of thing offends you deeply...though if that's the case, you probably wouldnt be here anyway).
this is the funniest thing i have read in a long time and anyone who feels like a dirty peasant when they look at a williams-sonoma, restoration hardware, or pottery barn catalogue will enjoy greatly.
if you've ever been in charge of a newly mobile baby, you will think this was stolen from your life.
and if you have a pulse and/or are baffled by american girl dolls, this is for you.