We had a high of 53 today and everyone is giddy. Melted snow is racing down the gutters and the kids are running around in t-shirts trying to cram as much play possible into this fleeting taste of Spring.: “Let’s shoot hoops.” “Grab your rollerblades.” “I can still do a backflip on the tramp– woo hoo!”
I’ve been a stress-bunny the past few days. Too much to do, too little time–ack! But somehow it all gets done or doesn’t need to be done. I just wish I could move through life a little more gracefully and not turn into a martyr just because I have work to do. Last night during the usual dinnertime antics I said, “That’s it. My patience is gone for the day.”
Ben replied, “Deja-vu! Didn’t you say that last night and the night before and…”
You know, if you ever feel the need to be humbled just parent a 16 year old.
In fact, I was so caught up by today that I was able to photograph two sweet babies. Marilee is the first person I didn’t know previously that called me to take pictures. Her little girl is just unbelievably beautiful and still so tiny at 6 weeks. And can we talk about how skinny momma is? Wow!
Maybe this photography gig will satisfy that baby lust that never seems to leave me. The joy of holding and admiring sweet little newborns is payment enough.
there’s something new in this picture…