We’re sick over here (again). What else is new right? We had a PJ day and in an attempt to have a little fun I brought out Brayden’s easel and paints. He painted two pictures for his BFF’s, Owen and Emma.
My favorite pictures of Brayden are the pictures where he is simply being himself. Not the forced pictures that I make him take. Like, the 20 week picture. That is definitely his personality, but when I look back at that picture I will remember being frustrated and saying, “Brayden! Just hold the sign and you will get 5 gummy bears!” over and over again.
This picture is a memory.
Canon 5D, 50 1.2
F 2.0, 1/200, ISO 500
We were just playing and being silly and messy. I was begging him to paint me a picture (because he never does). I was giving him a pouty face and he would say to me, “It’s okay, Mommy. You don’t need a picture. I’ll make you a craft someday!” and laughing hysterically.
When I look at this picture I’ll remember his little three year old giggle. Not forced smiles and frustration.