Sunday, March 27, 2011

Slowing Down


Tonight, Paigee was getting tired, grumpy.  It was a bit early for bed, and all I wanted to do was put her to sleep, and be.  Be alone, work on a project, read a few blogs.  Ugh, the frustration at times, when we search for any little morsel of aloneness.  However, she wouldn't have it.  So I gave up my notion of working on a project, or blogging, or cleaning, and we got ready for bed, and got baby, and started reading.  This makes Paiger very happy. Undivided attention, and books and baby!  I let go of it all, and we had happy alone time.  We read, and sang, and signed! and cuddled.  We were laying there, and I was gazing in her beautiful eyes and I so wished I magically had a camera with me.  So, in all my sweetness, I asked Paige if I could go get my camera and take her picture.  21 month old lovely said yes, and I did.  Tonight's bedtime could have been torturous, but instead, it was fabulous!




kimklassencafe
The Daily Wyatt

16 comments:

  1. how nice that things turned around to give you happy intead of frustration. sometimes, it's hard to do a total change of plans & give yourself to the kids rather than accomplish what we'd wished to get done. but at least the end result was good!

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  2. yeah, I just got a small pang reading this, because I often shuffle the kids off to bed as quickly as humanly possible so I can get to ME time. I did have a really nice few nights putting my little guy to bed recently though.

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  3. Love texture twist! Thanks for linking!

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  4. Very sweet. My kids love to be read to as well. Glad your bedtime was a good one. :)

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  5. Very nice texture -- gives it a nice "old" look.

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  6. Love the texture, it feels so warm and loving. Teresa

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  7. What a sweet little girl to let you take her photo especially when she is tired!! I know the feeling of just wanting to be alone but realizing my kids need me more sometimes. Don't be scared of your LR!! Install that bad boy!!

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  8. What a sweet story. My children are all grown now, and I so miss those opportunities to snuggle. Wonderful that you documented this lovely moment.

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  9. Fabulous orange glow and textures. Savor this time with your wee one. My son turned 15 yesterday and the time flew! The photo is timeless and precious.

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  10. Your posts are always so heartfelt :) Sometimes you need to just surrender to the moment & you did & so rewarding in the end...what a precious capture!

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  11. Beautiful story and such an expressive photo! It's so true - sometimes when we surrend our will we really get what we wanted all along! : ) Lovely!!

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  12. oh this is lovely... you totally stayed in the present moment... and it was beautiful.
    thank you for sharing.... and being a part of texture tuesday! so sweet...

    xxo, kim

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  13. I hope you didn't have to wake her up to take the photo! That would be wrong. Hah! Great shot of your little one. She's darling.

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  14. So beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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