Priceless MomentsNovember 12, 2008
Parenthood can be a very tiring neighborhood to live in. Toddlers have so much energy, and I only have one to contend with! At the moment I have a sticker attached to my nose. It came off of a child's plastic ketchup bottle. Oh the things we endure to accomplish the most basic tasks.
Yesterday we hosted the Princess' playgroup. They are a fun and lively bunch of kiddos. I had hoped the Princess would be really tired after they left and catch a good nap so I could catch up on some other things. No such luck. I was washing the dishes while she finished eating lunch, but she was way more interested in what I was doing than in her black olives. (That says a great deal since she would choose black olives over ice cream.) I gave up with trying to keep her at the table and instead asked for her "help" with the dishes. I was surprised at how intensely she focused on wiping each dish with her sponge. The focus gave way to playing with the bubbles and she stayed entertained for the better part of an hour. She had water everywhere. She could not stop giggling as she made a beard of bubbles for herself.
It really reminded me how the simple things in life can really bring the most enjoyment. We plan these big trips and events hoping to create memories for a lifetime, but the moments that really stand out are the one's that just happen naturally. Last time I visited Mississippi, my Mom and Dad, Mimi and Papa to the Princess, bought sand to go in her plastic baby pool. She was thrilled and would have played all day stomping the sand castles Mimi built. Her eyes still light up when she talks about the time Granny, my husband's mother, let her and her cousin spread disposable cups all over the kitchen.
While these moments of splashing around can be messy, they will be the moments that bring tears to our eyes years from now. So, no matter how busy life gets, always set aside some time to make messy memories.
In the above image I was playing with the concept called Bokeh
. It is fun to make the soft blur work to your advantage to add interest to your photos. Just little bit of fun info for those of you who want to add to your photography knowledge!