J borrowed my camera to take some pictures the other day. I loved looking at them–well, most of them. The picture of me was not the most flattering, but it was so interesting to see her perspective. I look tall, towering even.
One of my favorite things about parenthood is when you get new insight into your child’s perspective. When they were infants, it was discovering a light or pattern that grabs and holds their attention. When they started to move, I was fascinated to learn: where do you want to be, little girl? Then they’d start to talk, and the suspense was almost unbearable. I’d been talking at them for a year or a year and a half: what are they going to say to me? It’s even better because they like to go to interesting places, and they say such hilarious, wise, goofy things.
Anyway, here’s life around our house from J’s perspective:
You know Mary, right?
There’s a swing story, too, if you don’t remember.
Nice. J has a good life.