The princess is drawing

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I'm really loving this photo I took earlier of Maia drawing while Daphne napped.

I also realized there's a post about almost everything in the photo: the art satchel, the "house of color" drawing, the Kai-Lan drawing, the tape resist canvas, and decorate-your-own crowns. I'm in a wierd mood right now — it feels a little odd somehow that all the things around me are chronicled here. I don't know why. Maybe it's kind of like when a word you use all the time, like "the," looks totally wrong and misspelled. Or maybe it's that I have so much going on right now I'm starting to feel like I can't breathe.

Okay, deep breath.

Thank you for all your recommendations for escapist fiction on facebook and twitter! I've written out a list and will head to the library tomorrow. I'm planning to take a break this weekend from the blog, babble, the book, and all other responsibilities and just dive into a book (as much as I can anyway with two little ones around). I think I need it.

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    Rashmie @ MommyLabs
    August 4, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Jean,
    It’s good to take a digital break once in a while. I too have felt that weird thing within me when things have gotten too overwhelming. Sometimes, I feel I have no time to enjoy some quiet time in my own company with a book and a cup of ginger tea (my fav).
    And, yesterday, I resolved to have a look at what are the things I absolutely love to do and what are some of the things, I can do away with to be able to slow down, catch up on reading, do some music etc and enjoy some time with Pari doing nothing!
    Enjoy your weekend with your book and your ‘me’ time. :)

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    Rashmie @ MommyLabs
    August 4, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Oh and I meant to say – that’s a really sweet photo. So full of sentiments. I know I will feel that way if I spotted a sight like that in my home… :)
    But, for now, Pari has no Daphne-like company and she’s insisting for one!!

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    rachel
    August 5, 2011 at 8:02 am

    that sounds like a good decision friend.
    and we’ll have to go get chocolate again soon. :)
    btw, maia looks so old and graceful in that photo!

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    Carrie @ Oh Baby O
    August 5, 2011 at 9:14 am

    The first time a “stranger” commented on my blog about how much my son had grown, it kind of threw me for a loop. We share so much with blogging, even with boundaries. A break is sometimes a good idea! Enjoy!
    PS I love the look of concentration on her face! :)

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    amy @ kids in the studio
    August 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I have a hard time remembering all the books I read because I just plunder the new book shelf at the library! But most recently I read Countdown by Deborah Wiles–I found it in the kids section but thought the set-up was fascinating: it’s a “documentary novel” (I’d never heard that term before) with actual ads, book covers, song lyrics, and biographical information interspersed with the story. It takes place during the Cuban Missile Crisis & is narrated by an 11-year-old. I also just finished The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard, which isn’t exactly uplifting but it’s narrated in first person plural, unreliably. The English major in me found that pretty interesting all in itself, but the story is interesting, too.
    I hope your break helps. Blogging can be weird, no doubt about it.

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