Have you met my eccentric Aunt Mathilda? | Overstuffed Overstuffed

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Have you met my eccentric Aunt Mathilda?

When Bria was about 18 months old until she was around 2, she had an alter ego. Her name was Aunt Mathilda, and she wore Mr. (Mrs.?) Potato Head glasses and a bunch of old costume jewelry that my mom had given her. She thought she was just amazing and would walk around the house pointing to her specs and necklaces saying, "Titi! Titi!" (Pretty! Pretty!)

She wore them all the time. All. The. Time. This picture (one of many) was taken in September of 2002, about a month before she turned 2, and this was basically her getup whenever we were at home. And that is how our eccentric Aunt Mathilda was born. I just started calling her that one day and it stuck around until she decided she wasn't going to wear Mr. Potato Head glasses anymore.

Well, a couple years down the road, Chloe channeled Aunt Mathilda. She wasn't quite as gung-ho about the whole thing as Bria was, but she did rather enjoy the extremely fashionable tater eyewear. She is 18 months old in this picture.

And what do you know? I now have a 14 month old little Aunt Mathilda toddling around. Sophia is hysterically proud of herself when she puts on the glasses and prances around the house much like Bria did. I'm sure if pretty were one of the words she knew at this point, she'd be using it to describe her wonderful little self.
I, for one, am super happy that Mathilda is back. I just love her.

(And sheesh, there is absolutely no question these three kooky babies are sisters, is there?)

20 comments :

  1. Wow, those were the best purchase I ever made for your girls!!

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  2. Loving Aunt Mathilda!

    Yep - they're sisters all right!

    What a cute "tradition" and memory for you to have with them!

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  3. Awh... won't be as fun when they're picking out real glasses in a few years. :)

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  4. Bawhahaha.... LOVE those pictures!!!

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  5. Oh those pictures are great! She is too cute!

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  6. No, but I had a princess. Katie wore a tiara and her bow EVERY WHERE. I have pictures of her in her tiara all over. She was a princess!

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  7. LOVE it! I love how sweet your girls are and I love that you have it all captured! Things like this that help those negative feelings fade away :)

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  8. Oh my goodness... those pics are SO cute!!!!! You need to do a scrapbook page with those!!

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  9. SO CUTE is right!! WAY cute!!

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  10. Wait, so is Aunt Mathilda fiction?
    Love the specs girls!

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  11. So cute..how fun to relive the memories with all your girls!

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  12. LOL So cute!! My kids do that too!

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  13. This is the craziest commonality! It's like when you see those news stories on TV about twins separated at birth who finally meet and find out they have all of these similar habits.
    You and Joel should feel so honored that your kids apparently notice and love your glasses so much!

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  14. They are soooo cute. I love seeing little bits of their sisters in each one of my girls

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  15. Those pictures are cute and funny.

    One of my favorite pictures of my girls is when they are tripping around the house in my shoes -- that have got be at least 5-times too big for them.

    What I love about this series of pictures is that ALL three of them love the glasses. It'd be cute if it was just one of them -- but since it's all three, well, it's more like PRICELESS.

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  16. That is too cute! LOL
    I believe you need to glue some bling on the tater glasses, though! Then she would be really stylin'! LOL
    God bless.
    Terri

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  17. That is absolutely adorable. :)

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  18. SO CUTE!!!! It sort of hurts my eyes to think of any major amount of time spent looking semi-cross eyed through those things though...
    :-) :-) :-)

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  19. Oh my GOSH.. I LOVE this!!! LOL LOL.. that is so cute!!

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