Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Somehow Form A Family

Nothing about this parenting thing comes easily; it seems we get it wrong more often than we get it right.

We miss feedings. We waste diapers. A simple outing takes hours of planning and effort and inevitably, we forget something important which results in Alice screaming as though we're killing her, right there in front of everyone. So photos like this one may make it look easy and effortless, but it's actually just one tiny perfect moment caught in 24, 36, 0r 72 hours of complete chaos.
Maybe we'll reach a point of equilibrium and moments like this photo will become the norm rather than the exception. Or maybe not.

But despite our flaws, Alice seems to love us anyway, which makes all of the moments, both perfect and imperfect, totally worth it.