Sunday, May 3, 2009


You know--it's really hard to capture in words or with a camera the things about your kids that make them who they are. It's hard to explain to other people, especially people who don't have kids, about all the things that makes having kids worth all the things that people complain about. Like diapers, temper tantrums, and not sleeping or getting to go much of anywhere without some serious planning. (All of that, combined, by the way is nothing compared to potty training and teething. If you were wondering.)
If you try to explain to people what is so great about parenting, the best you can do is usually along the lines of "But, they're just so... funny!" Which is when people look at you with a tilt of the head and a look in their eyes that says "This person clearly doesn't realize that their hair is turning gray in front of my very eyes or that their clothing doesn't match and probably never will again."

To all those people, I have only one thing to say:

You are so missing out.


  1. I get this. I think it's one reason I take so many pictures. I'm just trying to capture something the camera just won't pick up. Your kids are darling by the way. It looks like fun was had by all!!

  2. LOL - they are - totally! Don't forget the spit up on those mis-matched clothes! Or the utter factor of deniablility that "nope that isn't my child who smell horrible" ... is it?