Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Highlight of Her Week

She placed a dab of cologne on each side of her neck at the pulse points and one on the inside of her right wrist like her mother did. Looking in the mirror at her reflection she rubbed her wrists together and sniffed them. Her small eight-year-old face was a miniature of her mother's, but with her father's eyes.

Watching her mother get ready for an evening out with dad was the highlight of her week. She loved her mom's clothes, shoes, make-up, and the Acqua di Parma perfume she always wore. Mother always let her put some on too.

Oh, she longed to be a grown-up already.
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Mag #33
Photo courtesy of Willow @ http://magpietales.blogspot.com/

16 comments:

  1. This reminds me of childhood days & watching my mom get dressed.

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  2. Ditto what Kathi said. Love the reminiscent feel about it, being young and looking up to mom as we did, getting ready for a night out with dad, putting on her perfume & fur coat. Remember those days? Well done, Cori!

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  3. My mother wouldn't let me wear her perfume! Scarred for life! {:)

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  4. my mother's not so choosy abt perfumes. she uses whatever she finds near :D

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  5. Every little girl wishes to grow up fast! You brought that so well..

    remnants

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  6. that reminds me of my mother "putting on the ritz" before going out to dinner with Dad.

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  7. I am having the most lovely memories .. of watching my beautiful mother dressing for an evening out, for shopping, for a PTA meeting, for church ... she was my inspiration.

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  8. ahhh..don't wish your days away kid, they go by so fast already :)

    Rene

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  9. smiles. i saw this through the eyes of my sister...nice magpie!

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  10. I remember this. Sweet memories.

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  11. I too remember when... not so much the make-up, but enjoyed the various perfumes...

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  12. Every week? How would it be?!
    Nice scene!

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