Wednesday, December 1, 2010

KISS BREAK

When you’ve spent an hour in a scratchy dress, posing and being lifted onto a high stool in front of the tree, when you’ve smiled and laughed and looked down and up and at the tree and at the dog and in the mirror, when you’ve pretended to put the same angel on the tree for the umpteenth time, when you’ve been cooperative in getting your hair JUST SO, and the hat adjusted and the buttons buttoned and your legs encased in those stretchy-black tights and your feet in hard, sparkly shoes---you’ve GOTTA HAVE A BREAK.

And a Kiss.

10 comments:

Marlene said...

Oh, Rachel, what a darling picture. Love that hat, and the little cutie having her kiss break!

racheld said...

Darling picture, indeed. Her Ganner took about five hundred shots, fast as one of those fashion guys with the Super-Mods and rock music---so much so that the across-the-street neighbor called to see if we were OK.

She saw the flicker, and thought perhaps the Christmas tree was shorting out and flashing before it burst into flames.

We got her back into her little sweatsuit, put away the fancy clothes, and got Church's takeout for dinner. That's our kinda evening, simple and comfy.

Patsy said...

luckie people that will get the pictures for Christmas and that sounds like my kind of evening.

Chesapeake said...

Oh, yes, she did indeed deserve a break. And a kiss.

mississippi artist said...

HOW ADORABLE. MEMORIES IN THE MAKING. SIGH...

Southern Lady said...

How absolutely precious, Rachel. I'm sure she got lots of REAL kisses from her Ganner and Ganjin, too.

Tonja said...

It's just so hard for a real beauty to pose and pose and pose. But, when others are mesmerized by her, what can you expect? Give her lots of kisses, and hey!...help that sweet thing take that paper off! Too much work for a beauty queen!

racheld said...

Wonderful memories, making and made. She's great on hugs, ten a day at least, for each person she encounters.

Now Tonja, don't you go turning that girl's head right when I've got her so kind and generous.

But when she does consider something hers, she has the funniest way of saying "MOINE." Haven't a CLUE where she got THAT in THIS house.

Kouign Aman said...

Awwwwwww- smoochable.

Kim Shook said...

The FEET are my favorite part of this picture!