The Pink Laundromat, Okinawa

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The past few months I have been in a parenting funk (and a photography funk for that matter) and finally I feel like I am coming out it! One thing I love about being a stay-at-home mom is the freedom (with the exception of pre-school, dance, sports etc) to take the kids on little adventures.

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I already posted about how Thursday is my favorite day because we never have school or any other scheduled activities this day; its our day for adventures or simply chilling. However, this funk I have been in has meant that I haven’t been making the most of our free Thursday, or any other days for that matter.

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This past Tuesday we had no plans in the diary so I decided it was time to do something fun and get out of this funk. I told Eden to pick out her favorite black/white/pink clothes, and she did a great job and then I dressed Clio to somewhat coordinate with Eden (I am geeky like that sometimes, just ask Matt!).

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I didn’t tell the girls where we were headed just that it was pink.

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I packed my bag with my camera, a small make-up bag filled with goodies, some snacks and then we were off on our way. Just before leaving I made the bad decision to give the girls a yoghurt, one of those ones in a tube; a real treat in our house!

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We turned down the road to the laundromat although I wasn’t 100% sure where it was at as I have only seen it in passing a couple of times but in an area I am not all that familiar with, and then I hear an ‘uh-oh’ from Clio.

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Like I said those yoghurt tubes are a real treat in our house, in fact this was Clio’s first time ever having one and she thoroughly loved it. She seemed to know exactly what to do with it, until she tipped it upside down then went to squeeze some in her mouth which meant she covered herself in yoghurt.

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At the exact time I looked back to see what the ‘uh-oh’ was about I drove past our destination.

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I turned the car around, and as we were driving back past the laundromat, Clio decided to use that moment to start smearing the yoghurt ALL OVER her legs, carseat and her lovely coordinated clothes. We missed the turn again.

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I needed to turn around once more, but with so many cars behind me I decided to wait until we reached 58, this makes no sense so not really sure what I was thinking. We turned left on 58 and drove for miles, before deciding to turn right onto some other road I have never seen or heard of, finally after driving a good 5 minutes in the opposite direction of where we wanted to be I turned around.

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Fifteen minutes later we, finally, pulled into the laundromat and ‘cleaned’ Clio up, I should mention I also forgot to bring wipes. Thankfully I had brought a spare t-shirt for Eden just in case she wanted to change.

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Clio thought she was pretty awesome wearing Eden’s tee, which fitted like a dress.

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At this point I seriously debated just going home, but I also desperately wanted to hang out with the kids and have a laugh so we went in.

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Eden & I had a blast, Clio did not. She was less than impressed by the yoghurt which was drying on her legs and she did’t want to get close to the dryers at all!

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I snapped a few “I will be 5 in 5 sleeps” photos of Eden and then I pulled out the make-up, which she thought was all kinds of awesome.

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Eden did whatever poses she wanted to and I am still a little intrigued as to where she picked up some of them from; maybe I need to watch Disney movies a little closer, because thats pretty much the only media she has access too and I for one am terrible at posing…maybe she gets it from her dad.

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I love how Eden can find so much enjoyment in such simple things like a pink laundromat and I really think this little adventure helped me to remember how much fun it is being at home with the girls, even if there was a little spilt yoghurt!

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13 responses to “The Pink Laundromat, Okinawa

  1. Love these. Clio Clio. Eden seems to have a talent. Don’t know who you’d send them to, but a group of her best pics to the right place and a star in the making. Of course GP may be a little prejudice.

    • I am really not sure how Eden has learnt to pose, I didn’t include all the photos because some where a little inappropriate for a 5 year old to be doing! She usually gets pretty shy in front of the camera for other people though so don’t think she would go very far!

  2. I love the last shot you should submit that to “I’m about to pitch a fit” on FB so cute!!!

    I love that your youngest is like mine….can’t keep shoes on that boy to save my life! He wants them off as soon as I put them on.

    • Yes Clio hardly ever wears shoes, mostly because her feet are so wide! We have recently discovered flip flops work best for her but even then she usually pulls them off!

      I have never heard of “I’m about to pitch a fit” ill have to look into it sounds funny!

      • It’s great! Look for it! Yeah……….flip flops don’t work well. We ever go to Old Navy to get the ones with the little strap on the back and my son still pulls them off…

  3. Finally gettting caught up…. love it! I was thinking that the yogurt incident and a crying Clio would be enough to put me back into my parenting funk! Looks like Eden had a ball posing. She’s a natural! Very cute & fun.

    • I really don’t know where she has learnt her posing skills from! she sure does enjoy the camera though

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