I am referring to my darling little 3 year old who has turned from my happy smiley polite and ever so helpful toddler into the devil incarnate. Ok, I exaggerate a bit and to be fair, some days I see the glimmer of my golden child…
Sleepless nights, never had them, terrible twos , didn’t happen – I have an angel for a child, God has blessed me and clearly I am doing a good job of this parenting malarkey. Little did I know that the 3’s are the new 2’s, hell has no fury like a child scorned. Shoes need putting on? forget it, hair needs brushing? forget it, I could go on and on but, quite frankly, I need to get my son’s boxers off the dog’s head & his new shoes out of the toilet.
Welcome to the 3’s…
Being a working parent, things need to happen to a schedule but just yesterday I had the delight of calmly dressing my little boy whilst contending with kicking and screaming. Finally, mission accomplished, I dress myself (yes this must come second to my son as I fear the sweat the first mission alone takes, will result in me needing to change again!). I complete this task to find a naked boy walking into my room (fabulous – ground hog day round 1).
After another 15 minutes where threats of taking toys away and bribery have failed, I finally have him dressed and ready to go to nursery. Then the mission of getting him in the car seat rears its ugly head. Another 10 minutes passes and he is at last secure in his seat – I calmly sit in the car, strap myself in and take some deep breathes and start to reverse the car when I hear my son say ‘’Mum! am I not wearing shoes to nursery today? ‘’
As I say there are many days when he is great company where my heart melts at seeing his cheeky smile and his giggle makes me laugh out loud, then I make the mistake of putting his sock on wrong and the meltdown begins all over again.
Being a photographer and specializing in newborn photography and family photography in Devon I can go back to the baby stage where they can’t talk, walk and have meltdowns. Every stage is different, and I really wouldn’t change it for the world. The joy and love a little person gives you is beyond anything ever imagined & this is why I am so lucky to have the opportunity to come into your homes and capture your newborn or family moments forever.
Time is so precious, and my job gives me such great satisfaction. The smile and tears on a new mum or dad’s face when they see their babies hand and feet Impressions or images in a stunning canvas or frame for the first time is priceless.
Calling all expectant mums & dads – welcome to the ride of your life! Hold on tight cause it is going to get messy and I am not talking projectile vomit messy either!
Get in touch with me so we can capture those moments before they pass. I will come to you so no pressure.
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