Our Very Own Photo Booth
I was feeling a little under the weather last week, so Finley and I spent a lazy morning just lounging on the couch together. Our days are usually filled with classes, activities, playdates, and getting her brother to and from preschool, so this is not a normal morning for us. Finley got ahold of my phone and started playing with my camera (a skill that toddlers seem to acquire before they even start walking). A few selfie shots turned into a 45 minute photo-shoot of us mimicking each other’s expressions, getting creative with our “funny faces,” and planting big kisses on each other. We laughed until we couldn’t laugh anymore. It was one of the happiest moments I’ve experienced. Here’s a collage of some shots we ended up with.
As a parent, I often feel like I live my life in a huge rush. There is always someone or something that needs to be taken care of. My to-do lists are perpetually plagued with stubborn “to-dos” that refuse to cross themselves off. Slowing down and taking a deep breath is incredibly difficult for me. I’m just that kind of person, even before children. I am the epitome of a Type A and I always have an agenda to fill our days with. Sometimes I forget that it’s ok to just sit with my kids on the couch and do nothing, even when I’m not feeling sick. This photo booth session was a reminder that sometimes, the most precious moments we experience are improvised. The collage you see above, is my evidence that our fondest memories are often spontaneous. Here’s to living in the moment.
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