Thursday, July 10, 2008

Kid's Eye View



This post is not exactly farm-related, but I thought I'd put it up here anyway. Mainly because we have a "guest photographer" today, one who has opened my eyes a bit, and because I love these pictures!


Micah (our oldest) has been really interested in the blog lately, so after much pleading and promising on her part and a solemn pledge to take VERY GOOD CARE of the camera, she took off on a farm photo expedition.


She snapped some wonderful pictures, pictures of the chicks and turkeys, the garden, her brother, but the most unexpected photos were of... me.



Me, looming like a giant, hands on hips, probably in the middle of some sort of motherly rant (Okay, I don't really "rant" very often. But it's a sure bet I was reminding somebody of something...)

This moment ranks low in my memory but to my kids, obviously it is meant a little more. We are so much more powerful in our childrens' eyes than we ever feel we are. I look at these photos and I am reminded to take care, to be thoughtful in my responses and gripes and general parental nagging, to be true to my best self in this most important endeavor.

5 comments:

Joy said...

Just wanted to let you know that I have included you in my favorite blogs to read and awarded you the "just plain fun to read" award.

You can read the post here: http://joysvictorygarden.blogspot.com/2008/07/just-plain-fun-to-read-blogs-worth-your.html

Thanks for your wonderful blog!

Joy

P said...

Thank you, Joy

I'm flattered :)

Perri

Lisa said...

YOu may have a budding photographer there. Those pictures are very interesting.
I really enjoy your blog... You are doing what my husband and I wish we could do.
Lisa

skepweaver said...

Wonderful observation, Perri. A very gentle reflection.

And your photographer has quite a nice eye.

Skep

Christy said...

I always love seeing what Logan takes pictures of. It is so fun to see the world from his eyes.