|They say a girl can never have too many shoes. For me its cameras! |
For those of you that
know me, you’ll have witnessed that I like to share bits (Ok, most!) of my life
online. Whether that’s on Facebook as I admit to yet another blonde moment or
on Instagram as I share the things I’m seeing and doing. In fact my other half and I even get competitive about who spotted the funky building first before we grab our phones and snap and upload to Instagram.
I look forward to milestones in
our family’s life and I get excited at the thought of photographing them. The
first trip to the beach, the first solid food, the first day out at the Zoo, I
build them up into a big deal in my head and place a huge amount of importance
on them happening and then sharing the photos after.
|First trip to the beach. If you look closely you'll see the red eyes, the snotty nose. |
Bless her, she wasn't on top form.
But now that I'm nearly two years
into this ‘being a mum’ malarkey, I’ve come to realize a couple of key things…
1. The Direct Correlation between Parental Anticipation and Event Actuality
is the technical way of explaining the phenomena I’ve come to experience now we
have a little one:
The more we get excited about an event or activity, the
higher the chance there is that something will get in the way of it.
bugs (her) to Glandular fever (me), a certain ‘Sods Law’ seems to operate
meaning that we have to cancel or postpone some of the ‘best days ever’. Or we
crack on anyway but its with a slightly more poorly, tetchy little person than
we would have liked.
2. The Direct
Correlation between Parental Anticipation and Toddler Unawareness.
see the thing is, at this young an age, none of it really matters!
this has been the key turning point for me. Yes, it’s exciting for the little
ones to see things for the first time, but their whole world is exciting. Every
day. Regardless of trips to the zoo, days at the beach and trying chocolate for
the first time, they’ll find or learn something new every day. And in the case
of my little one, sometimes she’s so busy taking in new facts and data that she
has the best dead-pan, “Am I bothered’, face. I’ve sometimes had to explain
to people that she is really happy with the gift they’ve given/ song they’re
singing for her, its just that she likes to absorb everything at her own
pace. The fact of the matter is, it’s
irrelevant what I think will be a mind blowing experience for her- she makes
her own mind up on that. The thrills, spills and giggles come when I least
|Deep down, she's thrilled to bits to be wearing her new Panda earmuffs.|
After taking some inspiration from the lovely Katie on her "mummy, daddy and me make three' blog I thought I should have a think about some of other moments that define our family experiences. In between her other posts, Katie publishes a series of posts called 'Ordinary Moments' . So
this week I decided that I should try and
capture an ordinary, every day moment. Something that I can look back on 18
years time and have a little smile.
I took my camera upstairs as she woke up
from her afternoon nap. And within 5 minutes I saw the whole spectrum of her personality shine through. When she's a grumpy teenager that hates being woken up, this is what I'll look back on and remember.
What about you? What are your 'ordinary moments' that you'd like to remember?
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