Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Kid’s Alright

Thanks everyone for your sincere responses to yesterday’s “grace” post. It’s one of the posts I’m most proud of and it didn’t even have a photograph. Hmmm…maybe I really have to work on this writing thing a bit more.

Anyway, to bring this discussion full circle, I received this email from my 11 year old yesterday written in giant pink letters.

“hi its me, izzy. u told me 2 send u an email asking u 2 send me pics so cool. yea…
love you…
izzy
*i did the big font just 4 u! “

Well, my kids might need help with “please” and “thank you” but they’re on the right track for gracefulness.

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  1. Masa

    February 3, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Hi, I'm an university student in Japan. I really thank you for writing very interesting blog everyday.
    I'm not good at speaking English, but reading your blog has became my daily routine because of your lovely sentences and beautiful pictures.
    I'm looking forward to next one. Thank you.

  2. April Kam

    February 3, 2010 at 9:05 am

    adorable! :)

  3. Sabine

    February 3, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Like father, like son…

  4. Judith Ross

    February 3, 2010 at 9:11 am

    You said yourself its the little things! *I did the big font just 4 u!* definitely falls in that category!

  5. MAISON CHAPLIN

    February 3, 2010 at 9:12 am

    LOL That sentence looks like an egiptian code

  6. moi aussi

    February 3, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Haha, sweet. The big font remark is precious! :)

  7. Charles

    February 3, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Please do keep up the writing! Your photography is ok too…

  8. jolie jamie

    February 3, 2010 at 9:31 am

    So cute!
    The early teen years! watch out!
    :)

  9. Nadine2point0

    February 3, 2010 at 9:48 am

    We have an 11 year-old daughter as well and we, too, catch ourselves measuring the success of good parenting by the Pls and Thx but these types of little moments put it all in perspective, don't they?

  10. Vittoria

    February 3, 2010 at 9:49 am

    I sent my dad your post of Mr. Barbera, and told him how it reminded me of what he regards as "style". He thanked me for thinking of him while looking at the millions of style photos I look at a day. The little things are it! And I thank you for being the little big thing that makes my day everyday!

  11. Rose.

    February 3, 2010 at 10:00 am

    So sweet !
    Thank you for sharing !

  12. C*

    February 3, 2010 at 10:57 am

    It was one of the most delicious pieces of text I have read from you! And believe me, I read them all.

    I particularly like the part that says: "It doesn't matter who you're lovin', it's how you're lovin'!"

    Thank you Scott! Expecting to have you in Greece soon!

    Salutations

  13. LacyLady

    February 3, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Ah! The 'big font' remark!…It's hearing those little things that make me want to be a mum!

    Thanks for your 'A Graceful Man' post, it was perfect. I sent it to my husband and told him it reminded me of him.

  14. Marie BCN

    February 3, 2010 at 11:52 am

    So cute !

  15. C.T.

    February 3, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Hahaha..so cute!

  16. Caroline Lindsey

    February 3, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    It's probably been said, and perhaps it's a little "graceless" of me, but I don't have the heart to search through hundreds of comments to see if my point has been made, SO with that warning….

    I just had to make the observation that your posts have gotten chattier and more soul-baring the more time you've spent with Garance. I noticed it even before these manners and grace posts, but they just cemented the connection.

    Sweet to see she's rubbing off on you :)

  17. Anonymous

    February 3, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    How cute is that! :-) I love getting messages like that from my kids to… My son, who just learned how to write, wrote a birthday card to his great grandmother the other day. He kindly congratulated her with her "80th or 81th" birthday, without caring that he had no idea how old she really is (he was just guessing) and her birthday was not until several months ahead. But he really meant it well – it´s just the kindness of it.

  18. Anonymous

    February 3, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    This is lovely…A caveat. My kids get pretty upset when with the best intentions I post things they've said or done on my blog or in an article. I've decided there are lots of other things I can draw on than their sense of privacy. However, this may not be an issue in your family. All the best!!

    PS. your blog has helped me tune in to the visual grace of people around me…I notice details more. (Even here in Philly we have sartorialists). The world is one huge complicated ball of color.

  19. Qui

    February 3, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    ha! when I have a girl i'm going to name her Izzy too. The world needs more Izzys :D

  20. Tasha

    February 3, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Your previous post on grace and this particular post put a smile on my face! So thank you! At least some people get it :)

    You really should write more on your blog, I think I speak for most of us when I say we would all eagerly read your posts :)

    Just don't stop posting photos :p

    -Natashia

  21. Happenstance

    February 3, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I did not know you had a child! I enjoy you now, yet from another perspective … father.

  22. La chica

    February 3, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Charming smile…

  23. Bonney boys

    February 3, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I know it may be old fashioned, but I do remind my 4 boys to say "please" and "thank you" each and every time, but I will say we get comments every time we're out at a restaurant b/c they are very gentlemanly and sweet. My 3 year old has just begun to say "I love you SOOO much, Mama" of his own volition which is enough to melt my heart…I hope they're all still saying it even when they're 11 and older!

  24. Anonymous

    February 3, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Love you mean a lot more then thank you, no?

  25. San

    February 3, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    aaah, so sweet. The trouble years with them are right in front of you.

    Cheers

  26. SarahELizand

    February 3, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    The little thing in life are definitely worth appreciating. =D
    I just remembered a story.I was 13 (now 16)during an art camp I went to, a friend had one of those plastic trucks that kids under 6 could rid. Any who we waited outside for some other people to come out the building and decided to ride the truck down the ramp. As we had a blast doing it, an old man came along and said something along the lines of "appreciate while you can." he might have added being young and what not. After he said that riding that plastic truck made it all the more sweeter. Maybe it's not like saying "please" and thank you" but being reminded that your still a kid in a grown up world, keeps me grounded. I think its those reminders that keep me appreciating life all the more.

  27. Em

    February 3, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Daughters are delicious! At 13 mine still sends me some sweet messages – and some of them in real English!!

  28. arjayD

    February 3, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Hi I'm Arjay from the Philippines.

    i just want to tell you that we, Filipinos, are also known for our courtesy. i think you should try studying the Filipino culture of courtesy.

    And oh, i am big fan of your blog.

    More power!

  29. Diane

    February 4, 2010 at 3:40 am

    How sweet is that?

  30. DR

    February 4, 2010 at 5:37 am

    i love your photos/blog. and your comments — ou are such a kind and thoughtful soul.
    this may be very nosy…but can we see a pic of your loved ones?

    also, i am confused with all the different locations…do you really travel that much all the time? can you tell us about your work a bit more?

  31. AnAzevedo

    February 4, 2010 at 7:29 am

    what a lovely person!

  32. Pia...Milano

    February 4, 2010 at 10:13 am

    How cute is that note to "Papa". Sart, I have noticed you have become this gorgeous polite and caring guy .Perhaps you always were & Garance just brought it out. Whatever the case your posts are a delight to read. Thank you& please write more….

  33. Anonymous

    February 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    "i did the big font just 4 u!" WAS the "thank you" i think! haha. and in a way, it's even better :)

  34. Anonymous

    February 4, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    It is obvious that you love your children!!!!
    And they too, love you..
    Do not forget that in the end it does not matter how we dressed but how well we loved and had connections…

    SPEND TIME WITH THE ONES WE LOVE.even when it hurts because we would rather be pursueing our dreams….

    xxoo
    Melissa

  35. Anonymous

    February 8, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Love the writing, especially the "grace" entry…. Sometimes we forget to remember all the little things, because we are trying to catch up with our day. I just wanted to say that this blog, is like one of those little things for all the readers. It's so beautiful.

  36. catskillet

    February 10, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Appreciated your Grace Post the other day. Reminded me that my first interest in fashion had to do with how I carried myself, how I behaved towards others, and how I wished to be portrayed. Clothes and accessories came later.

    Thanks. And your writing is wonderful! You should do more of it.

  37. Kelly

    November 22, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Where is your ‘grace post’? I actually just came back to re-visit it (if I’m remembering the right one, I could really use the read-through right about now!) Oh tell me it’s still around somewhere!!

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