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Monday, March 17, 2014







Happy St. Patricks Day! Sorry no green in this post. Though this weekend we got a bit more lovely spring-green weather as evidenced by this photo here, and luckily we were able to get out and enjoy it a tiny bit before we we struck down by yet another bug, and also, before the rain came back with a vengeance on Sunday night. Mr Milo seemed to get the worst of it and spent most of Saturday with his head over a bowl moaning that he was "super super super sick this time." And he was, but at least it was just a 24 hour one. So Sunday before the rains let loose Milo and I headed out for a little fresh air and a walk around the neighborhood. These photos are a little collaboration that we worked on during our walk together. Having twins for me is so much fun I sometimes neglect to take moments alone with my boys (as often as I should), outside of the several stolen moments throughout the day. When I do it's like being in this parallel universe. It's definitely quieter in more ways than just the sound level, and while they are the same, they also very different on their own. Seeing the world through my children's eyes is so important for me as a mother. In fact I think it could be important and beneficial to anyone (if you don't have one of your own I strongly suggest taking a child you know for a walk. it's like therapy but cheaper, in fact parents might pay you to do it!). You might notice the drops of rain falling on a dirty pool as you stroll through the apartments near your house, but do you stop and look at them, try to count them, and just stand there with your face up pressed to the cool metal bars of the gate? These are things I don't generally do as an adult, but with a little direction I can get lost in these moments, and they are the moments I know that I will remember for years to come. It's the little things. The quiet moments.

How was your weekend?

12 comments:

  1. This is really beautifully, hauntingly written Christine. I think a lot these days about how Neel and Cal have things that they *do* together while Cal and I have simply time we spend together. It's not the same. I'd like to find some things that we do together, maybe cooking, maybe walking. Maybe walking. He's about to inherit a camera of mine, so a photo walk may be it.

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  2. There is so much we can learn from children. One of my favourite past times is being with our 2-year old godson. He is a very happy child and spending time with him is the best therapy!

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  3. Not a mom myself, but I do have those three amazing nieces of mine, and the younger two are twins, so I'm sensitive to the personality differences and the need to give each kid individual attention. It's really wonderful seeing everything the way they do. It's refreshing! They're 9 and 7 now, and I miss their silly younger years (though they're still pretty silly now). Man, this post made me want to cut out of work and go hang out with them! xo

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  4. Thank you for the reminder to slow down and experience things through the eyes of your children. It can be so easy to be in a rush to get here and there when there is so much to be gained by letting them lead with their perspective. : ) I hope Mr. Milo feels better. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  5. isn't it gorgeous today? nothing to exciting over here- we have a cold bug :( lame.

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  6. Wow, those photos are so beautiful and give an air of mystery.

    I imagine it must be so difficult to have twins and spend one on one time with them, to get to know them as individuals not just as a set. I bet those solo moments are so precious.

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  7. wonderful photos. and wonderful post. I might take your advice and borrow some kids one of these days. it's a reality check I might need xoxo

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  8. Poor Milo. I hope he's feeling a lot better. Walks in general are just so nice. I know it's silly to think about taking one with a horse (you get a lot of questions about whether your ride is broken) but it's a peaceful bonding experience. Now to find some kids (in a non-creepy way)

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  9. such a lovely walk. now with the time change, steven and I get home while its still light out after work and last year we would walk around our neighborhood, just for fresh air. I think we'll have to start doing that again, it seems nice

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