Indoors or Outdoors

DSC_1024
DSC_1028 DSC_1026 DSC_1025 DSC_1031
DSC_1103 DSC_0006 DSC_1099 DSC_0008 DSC_0003

It’s not easy being a toddler: Being surrounded by big people all the time, most of them strangers pretending to be your best friend. Bumping into hard corners. Finding something delicious on the floor only to have your mom swat it out of your hand. Getting overwhelmed with an intense desire to want something but having no way to explain what it is.

I think that’s why I love watching her create. It must be so satisfying to grip a crayon and watch lines of color appear where there used to be nothing. To be in control and be left alone. To leave your mark somewhere, and walk away and come back and see that it’s still there. That smile, those pursed lips, that little body leisurely sprawled out. I love it. It’s a good reminder for me to take the time to create and leave my mark somewhere.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under family

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s