I have a boy. And today is his birthday. And he just keeps getting older, while I miraculously keep getting younger. (C’mon…humor me.)
And as this little boy grows up, I fear that the snuggling time will decrease.
And that just can’t happen.
So, in my attempt to keep the snuggling time alive and well in my household, I have figured out a covert operation that allows me my snuggle time without the boy even knowing it’s happening. Wanna know my secret?
It’s like WWF all up in here. Sort of. In between throw downs, atomic knee drops, and death blows, we laugh and smile and say “I love you.” I love it. Some day he might key into the fact that this is my tricky way to smother him with love, but for now, he thinks we are having a knock down, full out, BATTLE.
To shoot these as self portraits, I knew I would have to channel my inner MacGyver. I used two backdrop stands, a tic tac toe type design with some curtain rods I had lying around, and random things around my house to hold my camera directly overhead. And yes, this did include duct tape and string. I then fired the shutter with my remote, which you will notice is in my hand in many of the shots. I’m pretty happy with these pictures. I now have pictures of my kids and me doing something that ALWAYS fills my heart.
And the fact that these are self portraits just tickles me pink. :)
And so without further ado, I present to you The Story of Love and Wrestling.
The wrestling match always begins with someone standing on the bed, assuming the Battle Pose.
But no one stays on their feet long.
Battling now commences.
As you can tell, I am very, VERY fierce.
You can clearly see that this battling business is not fun at all. Battling is hard work. And it’s dangerous. But someone has to do it.
I really take a punishing.
He’s ruthless. You can clearly see that I can hardly stand it.
As the battling winds down, it becomes a little bit more obvious what all this battling is really about. Hugs.
But someone else wants in on this game. My girl. My mini me.
And she brought her cats.
It started out innocent enough.
But it always ends in happy sighs and snuggles. I seriously just love it.
If you are now just tuning in to my blog and are wondering what this Life Story is all about, let me tell you.
Cuz it’s awesome.
And very very fun.
I teamed up with a group of amazing photographers and each month we are taking the time to document our own lives. This is a challenge for us to capture our every day worlds and hopefully make us and everyone aware that our “ordinary” is actually “extraordinary.” We’re calling the series “The Story of ________” and we’ll each be filling in our own blanks. At the end of this post is a link to another photographer who participated, and she’ll be linking to someone else. It’s a whole big circle of stories in pictures. Click through and enjoy!
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