Here we are week 2/52! This project is so fun. I love it so far and the best part, she is so very willing. The next best part, she doesn’t even have to spend tons of time doing her hair and putting on make up, she just shows up however she feels. I know that’s partly because of her age. I’m holding her close and as long as possible while she is exactly like this. And also knowing it will soon change then I will hold close the next stage in growing for as long as I can and so and and so on.
Truth be told I changed my clothes at least 4 times before settling on these (you nailed it Aunt Mel) MC Hammer pants. But that’s because “somehow” I have grown out of my jeans! (Now picture big eyes bulging out of my head.) I mean I can zip them up and bottom them but that doesn’t mean I should. You know when they seem to get a little snug they also seem to look shorter, the whole tight jeans look wasn't panning out. The MC Hammer pants are incredibly comfortable and at least for now Abbie was okay being seen with me in them. She did giggle lots and she did say "Are you wearing those?” but that did not stop her from taking our weekly photo together. She lets me be me and I let her be her and I think that works out really well for us.
Oh and I almost forgot to answer the question that Miss Moonspinner had, yes we did bring out our own chair and while I went back to the truck to retrieve it, Motorcycle man took the most adorable selfie of him and his one and only girl, equally as important as our 52 week project. Last week we took a shot of the three of us after he helped us out. I think we should include this guy every week too!
And if you, whoever may be reading this has any creative ideas for mother and daughter portraits, let me know, we have 50 weeks to go. Also if any of you mom’s….or dad’s are out there reading this, and you still have kids around, I would encourage you to give this a try because no matter how hold they are, it’s not too late. How I wish I had been exposed to some of the workshops and community I have recently found within the past few years. I have very few images of me with my little ones. I have a little more with Abbie because I picked up on this when she was around 8 years old so we took a few pictures together reading with each other, doing homework and just very ordinary things around the house. I have only a very small handful of pictures with my mom, even less with my dad. Thoughts to ponder for sure.