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I love Tina-Pay! este Tina Fey!

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As I was blog surfing for topics about motherhood, parenting and the like, I stumbled upon the Topaz Mommy’s post about Tina Fey. I remember laughing (my tummy off) so hard while I was pregnant watching her on SNL and her movie Date Night. This witty actress,comedienne,writer,producer has been my  one of my “secret” peg in becoming a grown woman (or at least an all around funny & successful woman,heehee) Upon reading her prayer for her daughter and can totally relate, I must confess that it’s no secret anymore- that I love her! haha beyond being my peg, she’s just something more.

Here’s the excerpt from her book: Bossypants

“THE MOTHER’S PRAYER FOR ITS DAUGHTER”

First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches. 

May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the the Beauty. 

When the Crystal Meth is offered, 

May she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half 

And stick with Beer. 

Guide her, protect her 

When crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the nearby subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock N’ Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age. 

Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. 

Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes

And not have to wear high heels. 

What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You because if I knew, I’d be doing it, Youdammit. 

May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers. 

Grant her a Rough Patch from twelve to seventeen. 

Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long, 

For Childhood is short — a Tiger Flower blooming 

Magenta for one day — 

And Adulthood is long and Dry-Humping in Cars will wait. 

O Lord, break the Internet forever, 

That she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers 

And the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed. 

And when she one day turns on me and calls me a Bitch in front of Hollister, 

Give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends, 

For I will not have that Shit. I will not have it. 

And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, 

That I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 a.m., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back. 

“My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck. 

“My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental note to call me. And she will forget. 

But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes. 

Amen.

I still smile whenever I see a mom & daughter holding hands, that bonding is just to precious. I hope when G grows up she & I would be just like this. 🙂

ooo,

J.

Today’s Outfitey: Worn Out Skirt

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As what I’ve said before, I’ll try to post a “Today’s Outfitey” look during our vacation so here it is. You know for us moms, it’s really hard to create a well put outfitey especially when we’re elsewhere & there’s no yaya to help us take care of our kid/s. I’ve learned to pack only  what is essential & I’d rather forget to bring another pair of shoes than to forget 3 extra outfitey for my baby G. (I somehow feel all grown up!)

So pardon my “boring” outfitey look, there’s really nothing fashion-ly about this outfitey (well I think most of my outfiteys doesn’t really scream fashion much) but take note that I like doing this & (dressing up) because I am comfortable this way and I would like to share with all the women (especially moms) that being a wife/mom is definitely not an excuse to NOT LOOK GOOD & FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF. Okay? Good 😉

blues clues

So since this particular vacation is all about baby G. (since it’s her firsts summer getaway) I’ve packed on clothes that are light & easy to pair with anything, these are usually shorts, skirts, tank tops and breezy cotton shirts. As for shoes I’d go for anything comfortable may it be flip flops, flats or sandals.

If your a mom who has a very hyper kid (like me) I’d say wearing skirts or dresses can be a drag. My simple tip: Always wear boy shorts! So no matter how often you need to kneel down or bend over to carry or play with your lil’ bubba, you’re always safe from the world taking a peek on you-know-what 😉

THE OUTFITEY:

Blue tank top: Cotton On

Faded distressed skirt: Forever 21

Slip on canvas: Toms

Vintage shades: Thrifted  via multiply.com

If you know me by now e you’ll notice I like vintage things, so if you’re into finding cheap & one of a kind pieces I suggest check out multiply.com & ebay.ph I confess I love shopping online rather than in malls. Hindi ako choosy sa brands as long as I like it, deadma kung ukay yan or 3rd,4th and 5th hand pa yan! Just be careful when paying for the items baka ma-scam kayo & please wash & clean all used items properly before wearing. 🙂

Promise I’ll take a picture of my ukay finds & share it with you all 🙂