Yes, I am still recovering from Disney.
Which naturally means I am going to spend this day torturing you with even more photos of our trip!
Really, this is more about something I learned while at Disney. Spending so much time with my camera in my hands and my children unable to escape me, I discovered a few things that I plan on fixing:
1. The amount of photos I have of #1 is disgraceful. Mostly because he thwarts my efforts to photograph him so ferociously, but also because he’s a little camera awkward, due in large part to the fact that he’s turning 12 soon and, like other Dudes at this point in life, he is generally a little life awkward. But, I’ve decided these gangly arm, knobby knee, messy teeth moments are as important as the chubby wrist, rolly thigh, mostly toothless moments of the past were. And, just like I look back on toddling #1 and sigh, I will one day look back on surly tween-age #1 and react similarly. I mean right? Just because he’s busy scowling at me and telling me that I better not post any of his photos on Instagram (hey kid, you’re not the boss of me!) now, it doesn’t mean that it will be like this forever. RIGHT?!
2. Brotherhood is beautiful. And, as such, I’ve decided to launch a new series (I know, another one).
Photos of The Dudes together to chronicle what their brotherhood is like. The struggle, the beauty, the fierceness, the fun. All of the things that I am hoping will one day lead to a beautiful friendship. It’s what I tell myself to get through the days of mom-he-stepped-on-my-throat-after-he-stabbed-me-with-his-stupid-face-stupid-sword-so-I-broke-it-and-kicked-him-in-the-back-and-I-HATE-HIM! moments. Which is nearly all of the ones they are awake for. I’d love you with sons to join me (once a month perhaps, I’ll give you deets before we start), but even you don’t I’m on this.
3. Finally, I’ve missed my real camera. I’m such an iPhone addict that I often forget the beauty that can be chronicled with a for real life camera. Initially, I wasn’t going to take it with me to Disney. It’s cumbersome, I’m lazy. But, I am so happy that I did! So many wonderful memories were captured with that thing.
Now, let’s be Wordful! My co-host, Angie at Seven Clown Circus, and I have decided to only feature one, seriously awesome linker-upper each week. We really hope only having one post will encourage you to share the love and take a moment to visit.
To jump it off, this week we’re featuring Kristi at Live and Love Outloud because after a wicked haircut, a girl really just needs some high fives.
Link away so we can feature you next week!