Many days I think “survival” is a more apt descriptor of parenthood when you have a toddler and an infant at home. It’s no joke having kids. They keep you really busy. For example, here are some common scenarios at my house these days:
When I have just sat down to the table for dinner after running around like a headless chicken, a whiny three year old voice pipes up sweetly: “Mama, mama, mama, I neeeeeeeeeeed more water!”
Or when I have three pots cooking on the stove and the baby is climbing the stairs, I’ll inevitably hear: “Mama mama mama, come play with me NOW!”
All. The. Time: “Mama, mama, mama, it’s HAAAAARD waiting (insert random request here)!”
And as loathe as I am to admit it, even my best mama-self gets bored during the tenth Magna-Tile construction of the morning and feels the tug of the ever-growing piles of laundry and dishes.
Don’t get me wrong. Parenting is the best gig out there. But if we’re honest with each other, many days it’s also EXHAUSTING.
Then there’s James and Francesca. Their family is busy. I mean REALLY busy. Both work crazy jobs. They are regularly working late or up late working. Yet while they work incredibly hard, they love harder. They love their children fiercely and embrace their every whim, giggle, and tantrum. Even on a mellow morning, this family enjoys time with each other so much.
Photographing families like this is an absolute privilege. And it makes me want to do a better job of pushing the ever-encroaching thoughts of work and laundry aside, build an epic Magna-Tile castle with my boys, and marvel at the wonder of the tiny people in my life.
If you’re interested in learning more about a day in the life session, simply contact me and we can start chatting about what you want your family to remember years from now!