7 Day Photo Challenge Day 1
This One's For the Moms
FOR THE OVEREXTENDED.
The flustered & frazzled.
The put my kids and husband first and leave no time for me - women.
For the circus-plate-spinner mom.
For the hard at work, hard at home mom.
For the moms who give 110% to everything but herself.
For the woman who doesn’t have time to smell the roses.
FOR THE MOMS WHO ARE TOO BUSY SHUFFLING KIDS FROM SPORT TO SPORT TO NOTICE THAT HER BABY IS NOT A BABY ANYMORE.
Her little girl is not a little girl.
Cuddling time is now play-with-friends time.
Bedtime stories are now gossip on my cell phone with my friends stories.
For the frantic, hectic, at-wits-end mom wanting to slow things down.
Slow down her mind, the pace, the day, the clock.
Slow dance to slow Jamz (in a deep voice, Ooooooh Yeaaaaaah.)
But most of all, for the moms who want to slow the kids from growing up.
That live in silent fear that one day they’ll wake up, and cuddling won’t be an option anymore.
Because cuddling? Is the best.
And the not cuddling thing? Isn’t nonsensical fear. It’s a real thing.
This 7-Day Photo Binge isn’t meant to help you merely take a snapshot of what your family looks like today.
It’s meant to make you feel what your family is like today.
To immortalize the feeling of how proud and peaceful you feel when it’s the end of the day and you walk into each of your sleeping children’s bedrooms to watch their chest rise up and down.
To remember the way their tousled sun-bleached sandy blonde hair smelled of sunscreen and chlorine after an outing at the pool.
Today’s photo prompt doesn’t include taking any photos. It’s just for noticing.
7-Day Photo Binge Day 1: Start Noticing
Exercising your eye is the most important step in taking a photo that you’ll love. Otherwise, you’ll just end up with another lame photo of your kids fake-as-pleather smile just like the last 200 still sitting on your phone.
Start looking around and taking notice of things that make your family so “your family.” Be specific. These can be physical objects in your home, or things your family members do.
Does your husband have that one shirt with the hole in the armpit that he keeps wearing but you want to throw away?
Does your son insist on dressing himself and picks a polo shirt with sweat pants?
What are the little things that annoy you?
What are the little things that you don’t notice at other people’s homes that you have?
What would you be just a little bit embarrassed about other people seeing?
After today we’ll start taking some real photos, and I’m PUMPED to see what you all will come up with!
Reply back with what you notice!
I love reading about the little things that make your family "your family." It makes me realize even more of the little things that I myself have.
And, I love sharing my favorite answers with the rest of the class.
Lisa Wareham Photography
102 W Granite, Butte, MT 59701