this week i’ve been tasked with a project of a personal nature
“seek out a story somewhere in your own circle”
i pondered and my mind jumped through my circle
who has an interesting story?
what story can i tell using photographs?
so this is my story
i can almost cast my mind back to pre-kid days
the plan was to have babies and for me to stay and home with them
how indulgent i thought, be home all day, nothing to actually do…
how very misguided my thoughts were
being home with the kids all day is more taxing, more exhausting and nothing like i had imagined it would be
there are days where i want to rage at my husband, who gets to go to work every day and gets paid for it
some days i am not sure i’ve done anything worthy or commendable since my eyes
were forcibly opened by a little person at 4am
there are days where the gratitude and love i have for my family overwhelms me
how could i even contemplate a life different from this, i’m so very, very lucky
so in that spirit i tasked the boys to help me with this project
husband is away (again)
i asked them to help me capture us doing our everyday
the boring mundane dailyness
car driving, a lot of time in the kitchen, eating, washing dishes
the grumpy faces, the cross faces, the exhausting trip to the vet, the over due haircuts
i asked them what does mommy do every day?
they said “making lunch and doing the laundry and not actually very much else really”
they got to take the photos of me as they see me
and i tried to capture those moments as i see them
while there is nothing glamorous or exciting in our every day
and i love it.