Of course, the day I feel like I have cabin fever and ache to get outside is the day it begins to rain…. and rain…. and rain some more! I joked that I would need a kayak to pick my son up from school. The rain finally let up yesterday afternoon and I took my boys for a walk in our little community. All I wanted was some peaceful shots of them floating paperboats in the puddles. Yeah, if you have boys, you know the words “peaceful” and “puddle” will never belong in the same sentance. It became a full contest of who could make the biggest splash and who can splash closest to Mommy’s camera without getting “the look.”
If you never made a paper boat, it’s ridiculously easy. I made one following instructions then made three more from memory. The sad part is they only last a minute before falling apart.
I love this one because it showcases his sweet baby cheeks. Plus he’s starting to hit this insecure stage and I see it reflected in his eyes.
The image on the left reminds me of a superhero, he looks still with so much anger and the water coming up around him. On the right is his dark and brooding pose, he’s only six so moms you have a few years before you need to lock up your daughters.
My three year old refused to go outside until it stopped raining. He’s scared of wind and storms and no amount of “it’s just a little rain” can convince him to go outside.
When were you this happy by something as simple as jumping in a cold, dirty puddle?
Katie Smith is a mom first and photographer second.
She loves documenting the lives of children with her camera and finds no greater joy than capturing a moment that is the embodmient of childhood joy.
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