Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Being in the Moment and Taking Pictures

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Being in the Moment and Taking Pictures

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 Some of the best advice was given to me by my mother-in-law, while I was pregnant with my son. I was browsing through my husbands baby pictures, many of which were pictures of him doing something mischievous with his brothers. A mud covered bathroom, food splattered clothes, and all other kinds of goodness was captured in his childhood. I asked my mother-in-law how she didn't just go bananas everyday. Her simple reply was "I took pictures". She told me she would take pictures, since then she would be less angry when it came to discipline time. Capturing the memory was a way of counting to ten before teaching her children between right and wrong. I have clung to this advice throughout the past 8 1/2 years of my mommy-hood. When my children raided our food storage and had a juice party in their bedroom, I took a picture. When my son decided to play with his #2 in his diaper, I took a picture. When my daughter would rub deodorant all over her belly as a toddler, I took a picture. All of these moments I may have forgotten had I not stopped to capture it. Putting aside my frustration, tears, and anger, that all Moms face on a daily bases, helped me to be in the moment with my children. They are only little once and I desperately don't want to miss a moment. So when I make my bed, look back to admire it, and in rushes two kids to jump, bounce, and rough up the bed....I take a picture:)

How many pictures have you taken today?

XO Danielle
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