Sunday 18 August 2013

The Ordinary Moments - a special photo of my boy

There is a new linky in town.  Mummy Daddy Me has started The Ordinary Moments

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This is her post for this week, where you link up if you want to participate.

This is week 1 of the linky and I am going to TRY and join in every week, as there are linkies I LOVE and ADORE and yet I am always so fickle, so VERY inconsistent.  Let's try and make this one I do every week.

It didn't take me long to decide which photo to include.

It is this one from yesterday:

We have just got on the train, it's yesterday and we are on the way to Lollibop, but out of 211 photos THIS one is the MOST ordinary.  Or is it?!?!?!?

I have picked it for so many reasons as follows:

  • It is the first time I have seen for definite that my toddler is now a BOY!
  • Look at the light Vs dark.  The sun streaming in and highlighting his foot.
  • Look at the position of his left mellow hand.  I taught yoga for 38 of the weeks he was in the womb.  I think it has stayed with him.  He has the ability to be meditative, despite usually being a full on loon, with too much energy!
  • He's gone into a world of his own.  But I captured it.  It's special.  It shows the essence of my son.  My still, thoughtful, meditative son.  Comfortable and at ease, knowing he is safe with Mummy and Daddy, on a train he often travels on.  Comfortable that although we are going somewhere new, he trusts me that we'll have fun.
  • Wearing a shirt that fit him last Summer too.
  • It's the first day in weeks that it's been windy and cool, so he has a long sleeved shirt underneath.
  • The sandals haven't been worn in a few days for the same reason.
  • The plaster tells a tale of a scraped knee as he went downhill  on his new balance bike when we spent the day in Hampstead Heath last Saturday when he'd only had it about 5-6 days.  Silly Mummy for taking her eye off the ball and letting him.
  • He's MUCH browner than he is in Winter but then we have FULLY enjoyed the heatwave and had our paddling pool out everyday that it was hot.
  • His hair is oiled up with coconut oil and for the 1st time in ages is free of tangles.  Mummy trimmed the dead ends out too.
  • He's looking handsome and showing some signs of the man he will one day become.
I love you Aaron.

Mum x


  1. Liska, this is so lovely. The first thing I was drawn to was his plaster- I did think that it is something you will so want to remember when he is little- the scraped knees that are such a part of childhood.
    He is definitely a handsome boy. I hope you enjoyed Lollibop, it seems like everyone on my timeline went. We will have to try it next year. x

    1. The plaster was ready to come off finally Sunday or Monday and then he had a bad fall on the same knee this Tuesday. Except this one was structural and not just a cut.... I have many years ahead of bruises and plasters. Hope like me, he never breaks a bone - touches wood!
      Thanks for visiting and commenting AND for a FAB new linky idea which will be very popular indeed me thinks xx

  2. lovely photo Liska, and I also noticed the plaster the first time I saw this photo on your facebook - so much a childhood thing - lovely linky I must go and join in x

  3. I love your reasons - each one a poignant gem to go with this fabulous photo. I also find that the ordinary moments captured are often more moving than the action shots and poses.

  4. Loving the plaster on the knee - my eye is drawn straight to it in the shot. My boys always seem to be scraping their knees and this image looks like a typical little boy going out to explore the world. x

  5. Ahhh it is a lovely photo, him gazing into the distance. I know I only see him in photos but he really does look like he's shot up! Lovely pic and ordinary moment.

    1. yep, he's definitely turned into a string bean!

  6. Awwww, such a lovely photo. The main thing I see in this photo is what you said about him being a boy and not a toddler. Just look how long his legs are!!! Scary how that seems to happen right before your eyes. x

    1. He'll be more than ready for nursery in September. Can't wait to see what everyone thinks, there and in Ireland x

  7. I love how much you see in this photo, I need tom try this with my kids. A glimpse of who they are and who they will grow into too. beautiful. Mich x


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