Saturday

 We have a smiley child. 
She is smiley. That's just how she is.
 Happiness is what defines her, and for that we are all so very fortunate.
We have our smiley days, and then  our very smiley days...
and then days like this one where she simply could not wipe the smile off her face, as hard as she tried.
 The Q knows how pretty she is, and she is capable of coy glances, when she thinks it's in her interest.
 But for heaven's sake, don't call her pretty to her face. 
She hates it. 
To her, "pretty" is an insult.
 She is an octopus (not a pretty octopus, just a "plain" octopus). She is a turtle. She is a snail. She is, according to her, anything but a "pretty girl".
 So however she may flirt and cavort, don't call her pretty.
 She is a sportsman. She is an adventurer. She is a GYMNAST. She loves her Buzz Lightyear. He is her "boyfriend". But also, she has more than one boyfriend. Her first was Sportacus from LazyTown. Her second (and most beloved, to this day) is Liam, son of a family friend, adopted from Korea and a good 6" shorter than Q. Her 3rd is Buzz.
 But, lest we forget, she is just Q, our snail, our octopus, our little athlete.

 She is also occasionally Señor Bossy Pants.


11 comments:

RDYN! said...

It's adorable how you describe her, and how adorable that even she can be modest about whether being called "pretty". I hope her three boyfriends don't find out about each other. I very much like her latest... Buzz.

Ling Chan said...

"Señor Bossy Pants", i love that. and i'm not too surprised. the Q knows herself, what she wants and how she likes it. :)

ChantaleP said...

More amazing sunshine there! Just gorgeous new pics of Q. Happy May Day to you all, looks like the weather is just right. : )

Mom-Friday said...

hey little miss sunshine! :) the beach surely gives you a lot to smile about too!

henzy said...

Lol.. that is so cute.. definitely not pretty but surely cute.

laurie said...

I think she is beautiful,,

Madame Chacha said...

I'm really moved by how you talk about Q... she's seems to be a very special child (ha, you could say this about every child, I guess, but... you see what I mean ! ;))... this Wovenplay swimsuit is just the cutest thing, ever !

x Morgane

Yoli said...

She is absolutely beautiful, she just doesn't like to brag about it. She just wants to hit you with the full impact of it.

Anne said...

She s very athletic indeed! She s adorable in her swimsuit. M has the same and she loves it. XO

likeschocolate said...

I love that one photo where the light is really bright and the photo looks a little washed out. It looks like a painting by Mary Cassat ? sp on her last name. Anyway, Gorgeous!

la fille de la plage said...

she is so special
all that you're describing of her is just concentrated in your blog title :
Q, an unbearable lightness ...