I set out a bowl of cereal with sliced bananas and milk. L and I sat at the table during breakfast and worked on his double deck egg carton airplane. We taped the stair chutes in place and stabilized the wings before adding movie screens to each level. His stomach was a little off but he felt fine and left for school. I took the little one for a walk in the stroller pushing the stroller with one hand, carrying the Polaroid with another. Five shots out before the mirror locked up and I finished shooting with the iPhone. We stopped by the coffee shop housed inside an old loading dock and ordered a hot chocolate and cinnamon donut. He fell asleep around lunchtime and the call came from the nurse’s office about thirty minutes later, L was sick and on his way home.
I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story of my day. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love it really. We can give each other high fives and geek out with a hashtag (#ayearofus), not because everyone is doing it, but because we’re doing it, together. Showing up every damn day to make this creative habit real.