Monday, September 14, 2009

Blue Monday: Fatherhood

Fatherhood. That elusive creature so seldom caught on film, due to the fact that so often it is indeed the father documenting the moments from the wrong side of the aperture.
Yet today Spouse decided it was high time we spent some quality family time at a local pond with a lovely old mill house, and as Genesis is fond of saying, "it was good."
It was good to see Spouse take the time to breathe and just be a daddy.
It was good to see Snapdragon curious about all the green, and the sound of the water rushing over the dam.
It was good to see the two of them play and bond.
It was good.
Then the mosquitos came out, and we were good... and out of there.

None the less, this reminded me of how vital it is to take time out of your busy day, and drive out to somewhere pretty, even if the cell reception there is spotty at best, and just be.
Maybe you don't even talk. Maybe you listen to the water falling aginst the rocks. Maybe you listen to the wind through the prairie grasses or trees. But get out. Be a family in nature.
And don't forget to take a picture.

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2 reflections:

Anonymous said...

I love this, we're discovering this as a family ourselves - the need to just take some time and be together, quietly, as a family.

It's the opposite at our house, as far as documenting memories. It's always Mommy behind the camera or video recorder; capturing memories of the kids, or daddy with the kids. I truly lament that I don't have more pictures with my children.

SmilingSally said...

Aw, your picture is so sweet! Family time is quite important.Happy Blue Monday!

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