Here’s the truth about having little kids and having a photography business (any business, really): one is always going to get sidelined. Things are going to come up that require your full attention. Whether it’s working through naps or working after they’re asleep, it’s hard to work and give them the time they need. With two under three, there’s about 20 minutes every day where it feels like everything is falling apart. Some days, the entire day feels like those 20 minutes
I’ve mentioned before how our oldest has a speech delay. He’s been doing phenomenally in speech therapy but, like any two year old, he has some issues with paying attention. Yesterday, he wasn’t looking where he was going as he climbed our steep, winding front stairs and tripped, fell into me, and I then toppled backwards with the baby in the car seat and the toddler falling on top of me. I banged my head, twisted just about the entire right side of my body (but especially my ankle), and I got a couple bruises. I shudder to think of what would’ve happened had I fell hard enough to pass out. They’re no worse for the wear but I’m all sorts of banged up. It was one of my nightmares, full stop.
Yesterday was one of those days where I had to just stop. Everything I had planned, everything I was going to work on, I had to stop. Some would work through it, and good for them. But I needed a reset. To reset how I felt, to rest my body, to get a good night’s sleep. •
Here’s a photo from our zoo trip on Tuesday. We’re now going to be spending every day we’re not in preschool at speech and occupational therapy appointments, so I wanted one last fun weekday trip out (at least until our next preschool vacation week).