Thursday, September 23, 2010

Getting Through (until Dad comes home)

Being a stay at home mom can sometimes be mind numbing.  While it's a complete joy that I wouldn't trade for anything, it can also be a bit boring from time to time.  Every job has it's down falls, right?

I remember working for the Department of Social Services one summer.  It was a long day sitting at a desk with not much I could do and when 4pm rolled around I was toast.  I could only think about what I was doing that night.  That, and I got a bag of M&Ms from the vending machine every 4pm to get me through the last hour.  Or, when I was teaching, I couldn't wait to leave.  I was tired at the end of the day and needed a distraction before I returned the next day.  So if i had the chance, I'd turn on Pittsburgh talk radio and listen to it until I could go (of course only when there were no children in the room).  It was my coping mechanism.

So when I get tired of building towers or reading Dora books or breaking up two tackling girls or following a baby up the stairs or having a tea parties, I grab my camera and start practicing.

This is today's boredom turned into precious memories of my littlest baby.

Who is not so little any more.







Which is your favorite?

7 comments:

Molly said...

C in the hallway with mouth wide open (screaming?)

Alex and Emily said...

That's most definitely the best one, in my opinion. She's so happy here. I might crop it more but might leave it as is. Haven't decided...

More? Suggestions anyone?

Willa J. said...

I agree with Molly...the one in the hallway is just great. I actually like the way you've cropped it with her on the third. You could, though, crop it portrait style to just her and then clone out the corner in the wall (for a less distracting background). Just a suggestion. I really do like it the way it is:).

Tessa said...

My favorite is that little bootie heading up the stairs. I love the matching dress and bloomers!

babyschneider said...

Four and Six are my favorites ;) SO cute! Matt says "wow, she can stand!"

Ginny said...

personally I like the two where she is standing. And I can't believe that she is standing! OMGosh. It is truely amazing.

Dorry said...

I love them ALL. The shot in the doorway is wonderful but I love the ones where she's so expressive. :)