Friday, November 5, 2010

Personal Emissary







Babies do amazing things to your social life. For one thing the concept of a "night life" is laughable. I turn into a pumpkin at 8:30PM--whether I want to or not. And I walk around with spit up on my shirts and pants, binkies in my pockets, burp cloths swung over my shoulders like pretty muslin scarves. But, what's truly remarkable is the effect a baby has on the public around you. On our walks about town I typically have William strapped to the front of me in his baby bjorn, and, interestingly, that's usually all people see. The postal workers know us (him) and coo when we get in the door with our packages. The guys at the coffee shop always give us (him) a smile and tell us they would love to switch places with William. I was taking pictures of store fronts the other day and this kind woman with fabulous cranberry lipstick stopped me and wanted to know if I wanted a picture of the two of us--me and the beautiful baby. They don't see me--they don't see the spit up, or the disheveled clothes and no makeup. They see him. Kind of lovely, really. My own personal emissary!

Have a wonderful Friday, dear friends!
Jewels

PS. The yellow leaves are actually a shockingly beautiful Japanese Maple I found on St. Martin's Street. I thought they always turned a deep red. But no, golden yellow for this one!

11 comments:

Emily said...

Ah, you both look so sweet! He really is the most beautiful baby, Jewels! xoxo

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh my! now it's me cooing out loud! your personal emissary is so sweet! you both look adorable. have a lovely weekend my darling friend! xo

Krissy said...

aww. what a sweet post :) he's quite handsome, but also has a super awesome mom!

I've been dreaming of Capogiro Gelato lately. Maybe I need to make a trip to Philly...

beth said...

Looks just wonderful. Wish I could wander those streets with you....catching up, window shopping & sipping lattes.

Enjoy your weekend mommy.

Amber said...

Very enticing! We must come for a visit. You both look beautiful and very much in your element. Have a marvelous weekend!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

I can completely relate. I turn into a pumpkin at 9pm every night:D He looks so cute in that picture! ahh!

cindy said...

i think they're smiling at both of you because you're both so sweet. love those golden leaves and the photo of the two of you - and the story behind it. enjoy your weekend! xo, c

Kellie Collis said...

What a lovely lady for offering to take your picture! I wouldn't pass that up as well! Enjoy the gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

Fun Memories said...

Oh I recognize the lovely store fronts. Reminds me of our sweet walk around the neighborhood. Darling pix of you and William.

picciolo said...

I think you look great Jewels, and enjoy this bit, it gets a bit harder when they want to run around themselves!
: )

Vintage Simple said...

Oh, I loved this post - so true. beautifully put. And a gorgeous picture by the lady with the cranberry lipstick!

much love,
-maria