Our Project 52 is the story of our parenting journey through a weekly picture. Fifty-two pictures to document our first year as a family of four and since we are always capturing pictures with our phones this should be a breeze, right? Well, not exactly. Here is what I’ve learned so far. I have a lot of pictures but not necessarily good pictures of the moments that I want to capture and if I do manage to get the phone out in time for a picture of some awesome family moment I either don’t have enough light, the right kind of light, or the moment is over. Such is life.
This week I’m sharing only one picture (husband was too caught up in his daily routine with the girls to snap one for the post) and although I am well aware that it is not the best picture in reference to technique, I am just glad I got to snap an image of this perfect moment. Sisters sharing and loving each other outside of parent supervision (I was in dining room and they were playing in the living room). Big sister got the last of the ice cream bars and baby sister wanted some so without my urging or requests Gaby took it upon herself to let her sister bite her ice cream which was followed up by a hilarious round of “you lick, I lick” and then “wait is there something in your mouth? Let me check.” from baby sister. I managed to capture baby sticking her hand in big sis’ mouth. Wish I could let you listen to the laughter. It was so perfectly messy and heartwarming.
Sisters will not always get along but as parents it’s our job to help siblings develop friendships. That’s a hard job especially as a full-time work-outside-the-home mom. So many times I am overwhelmed with the crankiness and neediness of my girls when I get home that some days I spend most of my energy feeling frustrated and I miss the opportunity to enjoy this fleeting time with them. After reading Shawna’s Project 52 last week I was reminded that enjoying your children is a matter of perspective. Much like everything else in life we choose what to make of it. We can’t change our children but we can choose to enjoy even the craziest moments.
Even though I wanted to run over and clean them up; even though I wanted to ask them to stop making a mess and tell Gaby not be giving the baby stuff she shouldn’t be eating… I didn’t. I chose to enjoy that happy moment of childhood- ice cream mess and all. After all, there is always soap and water as my MIL likes to say.
Here is wishing you an amazing weekend and lots of messy heartwarming moment’s to get lost in.
If you’re doing a Project 52 I’d love for you to leave a comment with your link below and share. It’s never too late to start! If you link me, I’ll link you in next week’s post.
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and while Life in an Instant from Kids Stuff World is not exactly a Project 52, the concept is still the same: share an image for the week and link up… so I’m including it here. Hope you enjoy these blogsPin It