Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sometimes they get along...


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


My kids are like all kids -- they fight, they argue, they tease, they tell on each other. But sometimes, they get along. And those times are magic. I love to watch them interact. Sometimes I'll stand at the door, just out of sight, and listen to them. Have you ever noticed that kids spend more time making grand plans than they ever do actually carrying them out? My kids will sit on the trampoline, or the front porch, and imagine these fantastic scenarios. In the most recent version, they are all orphans who escape from the orphanage and the evil headmaster (apparently played by yours truly), and they head out into the world, where they perform various heroic feats. Each of them contributes.



 Sometimes I think it would be so entertaining to write down what they are saying. But, other times, I think that the real magic happens because they start all over again each day, with a fresh new idea. Occasionally, I have those moments when I wonder why I didn't opt for a lobotomy instead of children, but, then they go and do something wonderful, and they suck me in all over again. 


10 comments:

Cecily R said...

Ah Chris! Once again, such fantastic pictures. I love the way you see life through your kids and through your lens.

Thanks for playing PSF again this week!

hotmamabeads said...

You are one talented Dad! Lucky kids!

April said...

Your kids are BEAUTIFUL! I love these shots...they look so natural and happy and innocent. :-)

Alexandria said...

Fantastically beautiful. The pictures are great. You children are stunning. Your words are heartfelt. Wonderful post.

Jacki said...

Beautiful!

The Apron Queen said...

What great shots! Your kids are wonderful hams for the camera! Love it.

Pop over & see my interview with a diva, Miss Dragonfly: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/2008/06/interview-with-miss-dragon-fly.html

carrie & troy keiser said...

I love the 'hear no evil, see no evil speak no evil' pictures!

Aaron said...

Terrific as always. Sounds like a couple of guys I know several years ago......



PROJECT EUPHORIA!!

MamaGeek said...

Yes, you nailed these shots and that last shot? Now that is nothing short of perfection. VERY Well done again Chris!

Robyn said...

Great Photos, love the monkey see ones. Too sweet.