i. My son burst into giggles on a drive recently. Until that point, we had all been silent, lulled into contemplation by the hum of the freeway. I asked him why he’d laughed. Thain, thain he said. Thain, meaning that. It is only when he giggled again I realized that the bumps and dips on … Continue reading Be Present – Lessons From My Toddler
Weaning my son off the bottle turned out to be easier than expected. A day before we went cold turkey, we let him know that we were getting rid of his bottles and asked him to say a “buh-bye” to them. Giving him that notice, preparing him for it - turned out that was all … Continue reading From Baby To Toddler
A true test of patience iswhen a motherHolding her toddler’s pant, one eyeOn the clockSquats on the floor, waitingWhile he decides on theleg that’ll go in first,yain ki thainMeaning this or thatRight or left. In an unexpected turn of events however,he decides no leg willgo into the pant after allInstead he proceeds to calculatethe tenacity … Continue reading A True Test of Patience
You see a tree that has bloomed and looks beautiful. Plenty of picture ideas hit you right then. You start capturing photographs with the phone that’s always in your hand. Pictures of the tree; in original, sepia, monochrome. Pictures of you standing - by the tree, in front of the tree. Solo shots, couple shots, … Continue reading Photographs – How many is too many?