This week’s music discover is taking the week off for a very special event. This is my 1,000th published post! Hard to believe I’ve been at it this long. It’s been a daily challenge, for sure, but it’s also brought me way more pleasure than I imagined talking to myself (and a bunch of kind strangers) ever could.
I wanted to find a way to commemorate the occasion, but I wasn’t sure what to do. I thought about offering a selection of $1,000 items for sale on Etsy, I considered posting about something that rocked or something that rolled, I wondered if I should share the accomplishments of someone else who’s done something 1,000 times, or just look for an act of kindness.
I finally realized that all I needed to do was to return to day 1. My first blog post was about little miss Mayhem, a then-4-year-old who loved fashion basically from birth and who had learned (along with her awesome mom) to make pint-sized copies of famous looks using paper. It’s been 2.5 years, so I thought I’d check in and see what she was up to. Am I ever glad I did! Here she was in 2014 when I last saw her work:
(In case fashionable 6-year-olds aren’t your thing, drop down to the bottom of this post for my final thank you.)
Herself has grown up quite a bit in the 2.5 years, and her taste and interests have clearly evolved. Before I show you that, though, here’s what is apparently a typical exchange between her and her mother:
Mayhem: Mom, did you know I was going to be a girl before I was born?
Mayhem: How did you know.
Me: Remember, I told you that the doctors have special cameras and they can see the babies while they’re still in the mama’s tummy?
Mayhem: Oh, that’s right! And I guess they could see that I had long hair, huh?
Me: … ummmmm ….
Alright, she may not yet have a great grasp of the differences between boys and girls, but her fashion sense is flawless, and she’s even developing her sense of social responsibility. Take a look:
Here are some more highlights of her Instagram. Hope you enjoy!
I want to leave you with this, since you magnificent people are the reason I keep doing what I’m doing. This song’s for you.