My little dude loves dinosaurs. Aidan could play with them all day long. He absorbs dinosaur books, can say all the names perfectly, plays with his figurines for hours and he prefers the documentary style movies over cartoons.
He loves fashion just as much, the boy is pretty fly when it comes to pulling together outfits in the morning. Washed denim jeans, woven belts, a long sleeve tee under a printed short sleeve tee and a cap tilted slightly to the side is his go-to look. I’ve always encouraged him to choose his own clothes whether it be in the morning, at the shops or online. I like that he can get dressed, look in the mirror and say “Ok, I look handsome, lets go!” that he dresses for fun, for himself and not anyone else. He reminds me to do the same.
I was sitting on the couch online shopping a few weeks before my trip to New York and Aidan sat next to me as usual offering up his commentary on each piece. As I scrolled down the ModCloth site he suddenly let out a RAWR and started poking the screen excitedly with his finger, I just about had a heart attack! He’d spotted this gorgeous T-Rex necklace and insisted it would look very very VERY good on me… I added to cart.
As I walked across the big city, seeking out adventure and sales my little dino bounced silently on my chest. As I waited for the subway I’d tickle the little gold bones between my fingertips. As I skyped with my boys I’d grasp it so strongly in my hand I was afraid it would break. My eyes would twinkle when a stranger complimented on it, quickly explaining that my son chose it for me. My little dude. My reason for everything.
I like to think he understands what I do for work, why I go away all the time and why I’m never without my laptop or phone. He’s almost 4 going on 14 so he acts as though he knows it all. I did ask him recently what he thinks of my job and what he thinks I do. His response, like most things spoken from the mouths of babes, was enlightening.
“You get dressed up and make people happy and be their friend.”
I love what I do, it’s hard to explain what an average day is like because every single one is entirely different and that is just one of the reasons I love it so. Mumma guilt is a bitch and it’s something I’ve always struggled with. It might seem as though I have no troubles jetting off every chance I get but in all honesty I’m a lot more selective now and the inner dialogue I have the weeks prior to committing to an invitation or project is intense.
I just hope I inspire him to lead the life he wants, that anything is possible. To make sure that as he grows he still values family time and appreciates the support from those who love and adore him and never take it for granted. Late at night as I type away on my little blog and the boys sleep soundly, it’s hard not to feel physically alone in it all but in reality I know that without their encouragement, understanding and assistance this blog would no longer exist… for that I am forever grateful.
- Atari Baby Cocoon Shrug – 17 Sundays (coming soon) gifted
- Sleeveless Peplum Dress – City Chic
- T-Rex Necklace – ModCloth
- “Love” Bracelet – ASOS
- Gold Glomesh Bag – Vintage
- Pointed Pumps – Payless USA
- Lipstick “114 Blackberry” – Clarins gifted
hehe… couldn’t help myself!