Raising kids isn’t so easy, and time goes by fast doesn’t it? I mean, I remember hearing my Mom say that when I was in my 20’s or so. I’m not quite sure why just my 20’s but that’s what I remember anyway.
Those happened to be my child bearing years…. well except for my youngest she came 10 years later and to be honest I was one of 6 parent figures for most of her rearing years.
Time did not appear to be speeding by so quickly in my mind back then, in fact I distinctly remember wishing on most days that it would. Raising kids isn’t easy, it’s hard, very hard work if you do it correctly.
When I was a young Mother and raising my kids, I felt it was real important to instill good solid character into each and everyone of them, and that unfortunately led to some real solid butt attacks.
Yes there were precious moments….. moments being the key word here, after all that phrase didn’t come from nowhere.
Enjoying photography as much as I did and still do, I was able to capture some of those moments in my own children, ( none of which are shown), and each decade that passes brings to a rememberance of more of the sweet moments than the not so sweet, and for that I am thankful.
Unfortunately it also brought that speeding clock in my head my mom spoke of to move much faster …….
so your right Mom, time does speed by!
I am a Grama now. DeDe to all of my munchkins, which by the way are becoming individual young people instead of babies faster than I can keep track of, at least it feels that way! Especially the ones that live far away.
I thoroughly enjoy my beautiful, quirky, funny, wise, and a little stubborn and honory munchkins, and am oh so grateful and thankful to my own munchkins for doing their job correctly so I can do just that …. enjoy them. Although I have absolutley perfect photos of each and every one, I also have these……. the kind of reject photos that should never be tossed out. Be careful all of you digital and phone camera maniacs out there not to press delete on the imperfection to quickly after all……..
these photos are the ones that will help them laugh when they are old enough to care to look back . After all, every kid has to have those photos that everyone in the family makes fun of right? Yes even my precious little babies.
So this is for a few laughs , and I hope it brightens the day of any one who comes to my little spot on the World Wide Web. Enjoy. Ruthy
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