Whew. It’s only 3 pm but the little one and I have already finished a good afternoon’s work. We went to his doctor’s appointment, dropped off film, popped into a photo booth, and picked up veggies at the farm stand in town. Back at home, he walked from the living room to the kitchen and back a zillion times. He sneaked into the bathroom and deciphered the mechanics of the toilet. I fed the brown rice sourdough starter, peeked at the first stages of coconut milk (!!) kefir, negotiated nap time (and lost), then finished last minute project edits.
Fast forward to dinner. Roasted carrots and tomatoes, green salad with yogurt dill dressing, mashed potato pancakes. Homework, book talk, clean up — off to bed kiddos. Note the tiny inflections in the little one’s voice, how he sings after then with me as I rock him in my arms to sleep. There is more. Always so much more. One moment to the next. Find time for photo and writing edits. Stay up too late. Wake throughout the night. We’re in the throes of teething (still).
Past bedtime. Back to the page. It’s easy to feel like this snapshot in time will go on and on. One crazy sleepless night into the next. Then I remember. It changes. It always changes. Pick up the camera and the pen. Record the chaos. Go.
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