As parents, we all have our strengths and weaknesses. I’m sure we all dwell on what needs improvement. But it’s a tough job and I think most of us do the best we can. Which is why it’s good to also recognize the things we do best.
For me, one thing I know we’ve done right as parents is nurture Sawyer & Zola’s love & enthusiasm for the outdoors; they may suffer from messy room syndrome but they will never come down with nature deficit disorder!
154/365: zola with caterpillar
I never liked wearing gardening gloves. So I was very happy to ditch them for good when new studies showed contact with dirt to be beneficial. Something gardeners have known all along, but fascinating to read about.
136/365: self-portrait, gardener
Today’s photo is a good counterpart to Day #39, Up in the Air. I’m amazed at how telling these two disembodied self portraits are – apt expressions of my psyche at the moment of their creation.
If you had the thought: “she’s really reaching” – the answer is “yep”.
72/365: hand, self portrait