The Gallery this week is all about emotion and as a mum I have to say that i am a pretty emotional person and wear my heart on my sleeve.
I often look at my children with awe and wonder. I made them. They were born from love, where hard come by. They fascinate me and fill me with joy and despair, sometimes within minutes of each other. Parenting is the hardest job I have ever done. It is very rarely one you are congratulated on and one that lots of other people are keen to tell you when you are not doing it right in their opinion.
This summer holidays it has often just been the boys and me, as MadDad has been very busy at work and also on an intensive FA coaching course. So we have made the most of our time together visiting blogging friends, going on adventures, including Chester Zoo and The Deep (review to follow – it is amazing).
There has also been firsts too. Our first visit to the Skate park with Frugal Family and the boys first visit to the high street on their own. It has been a veritable feast of emotions for all of us. I love my time with them. I love that they are fun to be with and that they enjoy spending time with me as much as I do with them. Long may it continue.
Parenting is the hardest and the best job in the world in my opinion.A lovely post Jenny.
Gorgeous pictures. So gentle and kind to him.
Jen … Thanks for the comment on my Gallery photos over at http://zenmischief.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/gallery-emotion.html. I’ve replied there, but in case you won’t see it here’s a copy of what I said …
“I always take picture of people I don’t know. Anywhere I can sit or stand quietly with a camera I’ll be watching the people. It’s surprising what you can get away with; people just don’t generally notice cameras. You can get your confidence up using a modern point & shoot (or even your mobile!) – everyone fiddles with their phone or little camera and no-one takes a blind bit of notice. But sitting quietly you can do well with an SLR even with a big long-focus lens. Yes a few (but in my experience probably only 1 in 10) will notice; most will just look or walk slightly out of the way; the odd one will scowl. I get spoken to by someone about once a year and I’ve only once been approached by a policeman (and he was friendly). And no, there is no prohibition on photographing anything (including children and the police) in a public place in the UK, unless the police have reason to suspect you are involved in terrorism or you are making a nuisance of yourself. Stations are private property but National Rail permit photography. Shopping Malls may not be so liberal. But sit/stand quietly, almost anywhere, and you are unlikely to be noticed let alone hassled.”
Give it a go. Have fun!
Those are lovely photos – I know what you mean about parenting being the hardest job and summer holidays being full of various emotions 🙂
They are an emotional roller coaster but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Lovely photos!
I love the fact so many of the posts in my inbox today have been about their emotions and with that the wonderful love they have for their children.
Wonder if that is what Tara expected when she chose it 🙂 Must join in the Gallery one of these days! x
Lovely post! I wear my heart on my sleave also. My children are my life and bring me so much joy. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful little people! I often look in awe at my child, not quite sure how he got here!
Such beautiful words, ones I’m sure every parent can relate to. I love your boys xx
So bittersweet. Can’t believe they are big enough for a trip to the high street on their own. Time flies…
Such wonderful pictures and a really heartwarming post, I enjoyed reading it.
You’re completely right….it is bloody hard work but well worth it. Fab picture Jen x