“And then the princess…”

Tonight the girlie wanted to tell me a bedtime story.  So as we lay together in the black of the bedroom, lit only by the red standby light on the TV and the 9:51 on the clock (way past bedtime), she began her story.  It was a tale of a princess, lost in the forest.  Guided by a new-found friend, she finds peace and contentment amongst the wild things living there.  It started out with such zest and eagerness, but within mere minutes drifted off with “and then the princess…” as my princess fell asleep.

It was so sweet.  Lily-Ann’s words floated away, carrying her to dreamland.  It was a perfect end to a day that was generally lovely.

My parents celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary today, and they spent a gift certificate we had given them for their birthdays while we stayed at their place to watch everyone.  Previous to that I had an afternoon shoot – an outdoor boudoir session, which is always fun and a little risque.  A last minute cancellation of an evening shoot opened up my night which allowed me to spend it with my family (still spent most of it working, but working in their company is always nice).  My sister Riki had even stopped by my parents place while they were out, which was nice too.  She finally got to meet Deedee and Alice, who I had brought along and had set up in a puppy play pen in the kitchen.  Yep.  Just generally a nice day.

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About Tobi-Dawne

Tobi-Dawne Smith is many things to many people... photographer, canine behaviour expert, equal rights activist, green politician, lactivist, intactivist, writer, crafter, dog handler, third wave feminist, etc. But most important in her life is her role as mother to an amazing five year old. Learn more about TD at http://www.tobi-dawne.com/ follow her blog at https://td365.wordpress.com/ get to know her daughter at http://lilyannslemonade.wordpress.com/ or check out her work at http://tdphotography.me/

Posted on July 10, 2011, in Dogs, Family, Joy Journey, Parenting, Wee Girlie and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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