and they make silly faces

little ways to cope with stress ♡

➳ make silly faces in the mirror

➳ take a bubble bath

➳ pet a friendly puppy/kitten

➳ dance to your favorite song

➳ eat a rainbow of fruits (& veggies)

➳ take a long nap

➳ read some story books

➳ build a blankie fort then fill it with stuffies & fairy lights

➳ visit a toy store (or several)

➳ watch your favorite movies back to back
➳ give yourself a makeover
➳ color color color

➳ listen to lullabies or soft music

➳ do some yoga
➳ make snow angels

➳ pack a picnic
➳ cook some macaroni & cheese

➳ go on a long walk or scavenger hunt

➳ paint a picture frame or flower pot

➳ go to an animal/exotic bird sanctuary

➳ cuddle up with a bottle/binkie

➳ cry cry cry

➳ put together a puzzle

➳ eat a lollipop (or several)

➳ make a mobile with ribbon & paper
➳ bang together pots & pans

➳ build a block castle
➳ play dress up
➳ build a snowman

➳ go to an art/science museum

➳ bake cupcakes or cookies

➳ visit a candy shop (buy some sweets)

➳ make homemade hot cocoa

➳ brush your teeth & hair
➳ play cute online games

➳ buy a new toy or coloring book

➳ set goals then celebrate them

➳ watch funny youtube videos

➳ make a collage of cute photos for your wall
➳ set up a bird or chipmunk feeder
➳ stay in your jammies all day
➳ have a tea party with your stuffies
➳ make a new “imaginary” friend
➳ marathon your favorite cartoons

To my future love,

I hope you’re not waiting for me to complete you.

I hope you go to the movies with yourself, cook yourself dinner, and buy yourself flowers.

I hope you don’t get lonely at night when the bed feels far too big and the pillow next to you is empty.

I hope you make silly faces at children and smile at strangers instead of looking at the ground.

I hope you show yourself patience and affection instead of seeking those things from others.

I hope you dance around your kitchen and get so lost in your joy that you burn the food.

I hope you learn to forgive yourself for your flaws and past mistakes.

I hope you love yourself, darling.

And I hope you know I can’t wait to love you ten times more than you possibly could.

—  Z.MLetter #5 to you, wherever you are.  
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Mark is bad at games 😂😂 but he’s good at eating jellies🍬🍬 

What the signs remind me of
  • Aries: telling stories with an excitement filled voice, putting your hair up in a ponytail, getting mad after losing a game
  • Taurus: tapping your foot while listening to a song, putting a blanket over a sleeping person
  • Gemini: being the best hider while playing hide and seek, smiling at strangers
  • Cancer: sleeping with a stuffed toy, making friendship bracelettes, ice skating
  • Leo: old coffee shops, dancing around in your room, kissing the mirror
  • Virgo: sending your text to the wrong person, staring out of an open car window, to do lists
  • Libra: making shadow figures on the walls, turning a page in a book
  • Scorpio: glaring at annoying people, switching off the light, old photo albums
  • Sagittarius: pillow fights, not paying attention, biting your lip
  • Capricorn: rolling your eyes, stroking someones hair, scented candles
  • Aquarius: laughing untill you cry, doing a handstand and falling over, skipping stones
  • Pisces: spacing out, having weird dreams, making silly faces

Your smile.
Your laugh.
Those silly faces you make,
To get me to laugh.

You are you.
There is no word or adjective,
That will ever do you justice.
Even pictures seem to fail,
To capture your shining brightness.

Perhaps I may,
Regret this one day,
But hopefully not.
I love you,
Entirely and wholly,
Without you, well, I’m lost.

This photo.  I’m dead.  I *just* joined Tumblr, so I hope I’m doing this right - I just wanted to share this story with everyone.

MegaCon Tampa 2016 was my (and my kids’) first con and it was the most amazing experience.  I was so nervous about the photos because I paid a LOT of money for the photo/autograph package and my kids tend to make silly faces in pictures and not smile.  My 3yo (mini doctor) does not like strangers (and I wasn’t sure whether, at his age, he would make the connection that this tall bearded man is the actor who plays “the spiky hair Doctor” on TV and therefore we love him.)  Afraid he would just see DT as “random bearded stranger”, I was envisioning an awkward disaster, but reminded myself that whatever happened would be a fun memory regardless.

I was elated to find out that our photos and autographs would be 1st thing in the morning since we had purchased the “Ultimate Fan Experience” package.  I knew at least the kids would be at their best and probably not cranky yet.  We arrived early and stood in line with some of the most amazing people.  My mini doctor was finally allowed to play with his sonic screwdriver, and everyone was very patient with his incessant “sonic-ing” at their costumes, jewelry, merchandise, and various body parts.

We walked into the photo “booth” with about 2 people in front of us, as David & Billie’s faces both lit up when they saw the kids in costume.  I think Billie even pointed at mini Rose.  I told the person in charge that it would be just the kids in the photo, and she motioned me to stand by the cameraman during the photo.  I am SO GLAD I was not in the photo because I got to see the entire scene unfold.

**YES I RAMBLE!  HERE’S THE GOOD PART IF YOU SKIPPED AHEAD**

David bent down, opened his arms enthusiastically to my son, and said, “Come here!”  Then something magical happened - my son went right to him without hesitating and David picked him right up and turned toward the camera.  It was adorable and precious and so many other adjectives but mostly just random letters produced by flailing at the keyboard because adjectives don’t do it justice.  Both kids and myself were beaming as we stepped out of the booth to retrieve our photo - but the photo checker motioned us BACK INTO the booth (I’m guessing one of the kids blinked during the photo).  I was devastated - there was NO WAY the whole scene would go as well the second time.  We squeezed back into the area, and David again opened his arms to my little guy.  He practically ran into David’s arms, like he was greeting his daddy coming home after a long day at work.  It was incredible.  In fact, my mini doctor was so enamored with David, he forgot all about his precious sonic screwdriver until David reminded him, “Point the sonic!  Right there!  Right at the camera!”  It was just amazing seeing David so attentive to my son.  Several of the people behind us in line also got to witness the magic and have told me that the scene was one of the highlights of THEIR MegaCon as well!  And most of my fangirling has been over David, but the fact that my mini Rose is also smiling in this pic is a HUGE testament to Billie’s sweetness and friendliness. We had literally practiced making a nice smile for the photo and all I got was a blank stare.  Rose is by far my daughter’s favorite companion and I know she was completely thrilled at meeting Billie and how Billie squealed over her costume (On a side note, Eleven WAS her favorite Doctor - but I think she is a TEN convert now after meeting David!)

We moved on to the autograph line and waited while David and Billie finished the rest of the photos.  My 7yo (mini Rose) wanted to say something to David - I wasn’t sure we would have time to say much at all but when we got to David I said, “She wanted to tell you something” and he patiently leaned over the table to hear her and said, “What did you want to tell me?”  She told him she loved his performance in Much Ado, and I mentioned that she was a big fan of Shakespeare after watching him in Much Ado and Hamlet.  He said “Oh, I love hearing that!” 

She also got to ask him a question in the DT/BP panel at the end of the day, but I will save that for another post!

The Marauders looking after you when you get sick would include…

- Them demanding for you to lay in one of their beds, because they aren’t allowed in the girls’ dorm

- James trying to cheer you up by making silly faces and telling you the worst jokes you’ve ever heard

- “What bone would a dog never eat?”
Looks at Sirius
“A tromBONE”

- Sirius being practically forced to slap him for this one (which actually made you laugh a bit)

- Remus bringing all the blankets and chocolate he can find

- Them forcing you to drink your tea

- Making a whole tea party out of it, after you refused to drink at first because your throat hurt

- Remus reading your favourite book to you when you can’t properly sleep

- Sirius and James falling asleep before you though

- Waking up the next morning to realize that all of you are sick now, since you probably infected them after all the time you spent together

- The boys complaining how their cold is much worse than yours (which it isn’t)

- Curling in a mountain of blankets together

- They boys drawing on each other’s faces while the others are asleep, which soon causes some kind of war between them

- Madam Pomfrey eventually picking up on your group being sick, and forcing you to finally come to the infirmary

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This is my cat Poodle. I adopted her last year, she’s 10 years old and my whole world! Even though she can be grumpy and bite, she shows her sweet side sometimes 💕💕 she can make some silly faces though