Our World. My World. has made it to the newstands! *big grin*
A big 'Hi' to you if this is the first time you are coming to this blog.
Thank you so much to those who have emailed me through The Tots University. I am so touched by your generous and encouraging comments.
This is indeed a beautiful Christmas present for the family and we are grateful for it.
It all got started when Tracy, a writer with the Young Parents magazine, interviewed me in September about my blogs and my views as a parent on education and teaching kids. Throughout the process, Tracy was very kind and pleasant and I am very appreciative of her positive take on my blogs.
So if you like to read about it, the article is in the Young Parents January 2010 issue, pages 50 to 54.
The interview itself was pretty straightforward and routine and it didn't involve the kids. So we were all looking forward to the photo-shoot, which came complete with a makeup artist, hairstylist and fancy wardrobe.
Overall, it was a fun experience for all of us.
The kids were dressed in really cute little Gap outfits. We were a little concerned at first that they would be fussy about what they had to wear, but as it turned out, they were happy to put on what they were provided.
But instead, they were a wee bit hassled with the attention paid to their hair, especially Marcus, who kept tugging and rubbing his head of lightly (and beautifully) gelled hair and grumbling that he didn't like his hair like this. But I love it - I thought he looked so adorable with his hair done that way.
Chipsy, on the other hand, was so comfortable with the fussing over him and was making lots of faces and roaring at everyone, in his small attempts to impress those around.
This was what I was dressed in - a gorgeous skirt that sweeps the floor paired with a beautiful red blouse. Luckily I wore my 3 inches heel that day.
Here I was trying to cheer Marcus up and telling him how charming his hair was.
They took lots of photos of us in the brief span of time, all the while experimenting to find the 'right' look.
First, I was there with my hair down and no accessories, other than my own pearl earrings.
Then it was decided that I needed to be dressed up a bit with more accessories.
When they thought that the mummy finally looks about right, the kids decided they didn't want to cooperate anymore. Oops...
Fortunately, the professionals in the room were really good with the boys. They cajoled them for a roar, a smile and some cheeky gestures and the kiddos went along.
I saw some really pretty photos taken of us all but it is a pity that we could not have any copies of them. All these photos in this post were taken by E who accompanied us.
Well, it was a fantastic experience on the whole for the family. The boys were quite amused to see their photos in the magazine today. This will be a fabulous keepsake.
So thank you to the Young Parents team. :>