When my son was born I did not realize how many quintessential boy moments would be happening as he grows up. Our house is filled with trains, planes, cars, dinosaurs, and wild animals. His most current obsession is catching frogs in our backyard. He’ll spend hours patiently waiting and tracking in order to catch a frog. He is a natural with a frog in his hand. Gently inspecting the frog’s legs, eyes, belly. Gingerly holding him so he is not hurt.
I love watching these classic childhood moments and feel privileged to be there to see him daily. It is the reason I work so hard to be a work from home mom. It is why I stay up way too late or get up early in order to get work done. I want to see these moments daily. I want to be able to share in his joy and photograph it as it happens. These are my most precious memories that make life worth living.
Frogs always bring these two together. They have a mutual fascination that eliminates the bickering and makes for a happy, peaceful moments filled with laughter.