My name is Georgina. I am Australian. I recently relocated to Greenwich CT after 6 years living in New York City. I live with my partner John and our two sweet girls - 4 year old Charlotte and almost 2 year old Alexandra. Oh, and let's not forget the fur-baby Winston. Welcome to my corner of the internet. I hope you brought cake.

Georgie Girl

Are we going to eat fluff at the fair? Charlotte, 4 years old. No wonder the kid is confused when I call it fairy floss and John calls it cotton candy.
Is it daytime at your house, Daddy? John is on a business trip and this was Charlotte’s first question for him on the phone tonight. She was fascinated by the fact that he was in a different time zone last business trip.

Future Hairdresser

Here’s a tip. Don’t leave your kid unattended with scissors for even a minute until after you explain that cutting her own hair is off limits.

It wasn’t until later in the day as I kept brushing her hair out of her eyes that I realized something was different. But you know what? She did such a great job! She gave herself these amazing side swept bangs. So if you need a hair cut I have a 4 year old that charges very reasonable rates.

It could have been so much worse. Look what I did to myself when I was 3 years old. I cut my bangs right off. I was basically bald.

Charlotte’s 4th Birthday Party

Birthdays are a BIG DEAL in our house. I figured Charlotte is just about old enough to remember things like crazy over-the-top pink princess birthday parties that involve a real Cinderella in attendance.

It turned out better than I expected. All the girls arrived in their princess costumes or party dresses. Cinderella arrived shortly thereafter and entertained the girls with singing, dancing, story telling, a game of Simon Princess Says, Q&A (during which there was a lot of discussion about Princess Anna and Queen Elsa - Cinderella told me confidentially that her Princess Anna costume is being made as clearly Cinderella is no longer flavor of the month with the 3/4 year old crowd), a dance party to the Frozen song (because obviously) and then photo time.

It. Was. So. Great. 

A few pics.

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Waiting for her friends to arrive:

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Making the motherfucking uncooperative cake (truly a labor of love):

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The fact that my formal living room is mostly unfurnished clearly worked in my favor as I was easily able to fit a table for 12 kiddos in there!

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The finished product. (Did I mention what a total shithead this cake was being?) 

Baby sister was mostly mesmerized by her shoes and occasionally mesmerized by Cinderella.

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Cinderella!

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Charlotte’s preschool put on a Spring Concert on Friday. OMGGGGGG it was adorable to see Charlotte front and center belting out a couple of songs. 
She had already performed Take Me Out To The Ballgame at home a few days beforehand as practice. I was in awe listening to my daughter who has very clearly left behind toddler-hood and is now a confident and intelligent little girl.  

Charlotte’s preschool put on a Spring Concert on Friday. OMGGGGGG it was adorable to see Charlotte front and center belting out a couple of songs. 

She had already performed Take Me Out To The Ballgame at home a few days beforehand as practice. I was in awe listening to my daughter who has very clearly left behind toddler-hood and is now a confident and intelligent little girl.  

Remember the time I said that taking children to get professional pedicures and manicures was so STUPID. Well, I have three words for you. Pot. Kettle. Black. 

This was a little birthday treat for Charlotte and I must tell you - I had the best fun EVER with my girl. 
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Remember the time I said that taking children to get professional pedicures and manicures was so STUPID. Well, I have three words for you. Pot. Kettle. Black. This was a little birthday treat for Charlotte and I must tell you - I had the best fun EVER with my girl. 💅

Hold your horses, kiddo

Me:: Five more sleeps until your birthday.

Charlotte:: Then I'll be four.

[Pause]

Charlotte:: I'll be going to college soon.

Me:: I can't believe you are going to be 4 next week. I'm a bit sad that you are growing up so quickly. When you grow up will you please visit me every week?

Charlotte:: Yes but only on the weekends. Because I will be busy doing very important work during the week.

Who took a bite out of the apple? Is that why it’s not working? Charlotte’s iPad stopped working so I did the old turn off/turn on trick. She watched it start back up and asked this question.

Do you wish you had siblings?

I got this question all the time as a child. It was irritating because I thought the answer was so obvious. Of course not! I was completely happy as an only child. Didn’t miss having a sibling at all. 

Then adulthood struck. And my answer changed. I would love to have a sister. More than anything. 

So while I wouldn’t have minded whether Alex was a boy or girl I secretly wished for a girl. I wanted Charlotte to have a sister. 

The two of them genuinely adore each other. I really hope it continues. 

Over the Christmas break the people who used to live in our house stopped by to see the renovations. They were a family with two daughters - 17 and 19 years old. I couldn’t stop watching them as I trailed behind with my girls who are also 2 years apart in age. I was seeing my future. Or at least what I hope for my future. They were both polite, confident, intelligent, and friendly girls and they were clearly the best of friends.

Do you wish you had siblings?

I got this question all the time as a child. It was irritating because I thought the answer was so obvious. Of course not! I was completely happy as an only child. Didn’t miss having a sibling at all.

Then adulthood struck. And my answer changed. I would love to have a sister. More than anything.

So while I wouldn’t have minded whether Alex was a boy or girl I secretly wished for a girl. I wanted Charlotte to have a sister.

The two of them genuinely adore each other. I really hope it continues.

Over the Christmas break the people who used to live in our house stopped by to see the renovations. They were a family with two daughters - 17 and 19 years old. I couldn’t stop watching them as I trailed behind with my girls who are also 2 years apart in age. I was seeing my future. Or at least what I hope for my future. They were both polite, confident, intelligent, and friendly girls and they were clearly the best of friends.

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