Kids are the best and the shiniest and I adore them. They’ve got the sparkle we lose somewhere between seeing the ugly and/or practical, and caring what ugly and/or practical people think.
All three of these kids jumped into befriending me. Stevie, with her wise ways and motherly instincts, Dylan with his boyish silliness (is there anything more endearing on the whole freaking planet?) and Penny with her deeelicious chubby thighs and laid back spirit. (8 month old + laid back spirit? I can’t believe I’m saying this and it’s true.)
They sent me home with a ziplock bag of to-die-for waffles and I drove home in the winter sun thinking about love and families and home and (again) what a big deal it all is. I relish in these small and huge moments. If you do too, drop me a note and we’ll make some fabulous pictures.