a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013

I couldn’t help but give Jemma two photos this week. A little side by side of her blossoming dramatics.

Photo one … “Mama, mama … I’m crying. I’m so terribly sad I can hardly express myself!”

Photo two … “Mama, do you see me? Are my pretend tears working?”

And Max, just piercing into my soul with his huge gray eyes saying, “Don’t believe her Mama, she’s just giving you a hard time. Oh, and while you’re looking at me – why don’t you pick me up, that’s what I like best!”

These children. They keep me busy. Give me mountains of smiles. And stretch my patience farther than I ever thought they could be stretched. Character building. That’s what children are. The most precious test of who I am and who I’ll become.

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  2. says

    Adorable. My kid pulls that trick too, but she also finds it hilarious when I fake cry. Nothing funnier for her than that!!I love your B+W treatment, especially of the first two images.

  3. ThatMamaGretchen says

    Thank you! Popping over to your blog now :)