Thursday, August 7, 2008

Photo Story Friday and The Shaping of Firsts






PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek





About a year and a half ago, my husband and son packed up their bags and went on vacation without me. I wanted to go desperately, but I had to work and did not have the vacation time available. I stayed home instead with our loyal German Shepherd, and some of the loneliest moments I have ever spent in our home. Upon their return, I poured over their photos, enjoying their vacation with them the only way I could. The trip was full of firsts for my son.



First Plane Ride.

First Time Meeting Cousins From Sweden.



First Time In a Geodesic Dome House


And my personal favorite, First Bovine Staring Contest.


As a mother of course I only want the best for my first born son. I find I occasionally stumble through my job as a parent, making mistakes and struggling with how much freedom and leniency to give him. I always love him immeasurably and I have watched him change from the squeezable little boy he was in these pictures to the more knobby version of him now. Every new experience he has in his life shapes who he is. I might have been left behind for this collection of firsts, but I get to experience the little boy they have shaped him to be. Full of humor, wit, sweetness, and bovine skills.

11 comments:

Mom said...

Maybe you'll be able to catch Critters first on these! I'm in the same boat as you! I know I miss a lot being a working Mom but I must of done something right to end up with the two beautiful girls now great Moms!
Love Mom

Jacki said...

How sad you weren't able to go!

Jonny's Mommy said...

That was perfect. I loved the ending paragraph.

So true.

Really...

http://www.boondockramblings.com/photo_story_friday/2008/08/a-day-of-meltdo.html

Working mum said...

You will have lots more first with him. I'm sure he enjoyed telling you all about them, except maybe the bovine one!

for a different kind of girl said...

I bet he's as adorable as he looks in those photos! My boys are a bit older, and I still struggle! Especially as I am now watching my oldest really trying hard to immerse himself in a more independent way. All I want to do is grab the back of his shirt and pull him back a bit!

Anonymous said...

oh the bovine moment is so priceless let me tell you i can hardly type from laughing thats a memory you know i will keep forever keep the laughter coming i love it

Robyn said...

That cow photo is awesome. The look on his face. I hate missing stuff too.

Susie said...

bittersweet is the word I am thinking of now...
How brave were you to let him go on a plane for the first time without you?????
I don't think I could do that.
Great pics=my fave is the staring contest.
Great PSF!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

It is hard to not be able to experience all their firsts with them. They grow SO fast!

Chris said...

It sounds like you've got this parenting thing figured out as well as any of us. Stumbling through, reigning in, letting go -- we're all there. I really appreciated your words. And I'm dying to know who won the staring contest?

Cecily R said...

The ending paragraph? Perfection. And I LOVE LOVE the cow shot. It made me laugh like the mom dork that I am! :)

Great PSF. Even if you weren't there to experience it first hand.