My friend Brittany recently asked if she could come take some pictures of me for a photography class, wherein the aim was to take several portraits of me in my home and "environment."
What she sent me afterward was so much better than just that. Goodness, I love pictures of my kids where I'm actually featured! Sometimes, I feel like (according to all our pictures), I'm just an observer- instead of deeply rooted and important to the family.
In these pictures, my house is a bit cleaner than usual (my hair is just as unwashed as ever), but they look just like motherhood usually feels.
I love these boys and this stage of my life. I love to be home all day "reading books and playing with Legos." (Okay, as all of you mothers know, that's not how much time is actually spent during the day- but those are the pleasant little bits that I like to hold on to.)
Somedays (yesterday) are just no good, horrible, rotten days and I need to tell my kids things like "Leave me alone and stay in your room, because I don't want to yell at you and that's about to happen." Ah, sigh. But most days are good. And when they're not, I just look at pictures like these ones, and remember how good I've got it.
(Check out Brittany's Website and Facebook Page.)