I took these photos on Monday morning.
I took them because I liked the light. I took them because these kids are cute. I took them because I might one day need blackmail.
I took them because I’m in “survival mode” these days, but if I pause now and then to just focus on the moment…not forgetting, of course, to breathe and be thankful…then I remember that, really, it all goes so fast.
Yes, there is mess and a fair share of chaos. I deal with the worst of it in 15-minute increments–because we can tackle anything if it’s just 15 minutes–and then I sit on the floor with the 4-year-old or slather some lotion on those sweet little buns.
One day my nest will be clean but empty. For now…
Those dimpled hands, that grin, those buns. These are the things that remind me to breathe.