The prompt for The Gallery this week over on Sticky Fingers is ‘Being a Parent’ – and given I’m doing that, four times over, there should be plenty of scope for pictures.
But what to photograph?
Tantrums or cuddles?
Births or birthdays?
Complete carnage with cooking or the pride on their faces after helping bake something to all share?
Everyday family life at home or day trips somewhere special together?
Nagging or celebrating?
A schoolday parent or a holiday parent?
The children fighting with each other or playing beautifully together?
The pride in my husband being an amazing father or him being my biggest child?!
Toddlers or pre-teens?
So in the end I plumped for a photo of my 40th birthday earlier this year. I had A LOT of celebrations (in fact they’re still ongoing – I’m milking this one for all it’s worth!) including a big black tie party for lots of family and friends – but this sums up being a parent for me – a fabulous banner painted by my kids and their smiling proud faces – makes it all worth it!
(I should point out it was also, randomly, ‘Where’s Wally’ day at school on my 40th birthday – the oldest two don’t always dress like that!!!)
This is my entry to The Photo Gallery this week – do have a look at how other people have interpreted being a parent……
8 thoughts on “Being a Parent – The Photo Gallery week 209”
I love that!!! Belated happy birthday. I had similar issues with wondering which scenario to post.
Aww how lovely. Belated Happy Birthday xx
What a lovely photo. You’re so right, there are so many opposites in parenting – should we celebrate the good or lament the bad?
I milked my 40th too, but didn’t manage quite as long as you!
Ah I love this – what a random world parenting is! Welcome to the 40s club, I milked mine too – nearly 41 by the time it came to my last celebration!
Aw that’s a fab photo! x
Love this. Especially that this photo will also encapture your 40th- definitely a bit random!
Lovely post and great choice of pic – LOVE the random Where’s Wallys!
That is brilliant… and welcome to the 40’s…. its not too bad in here 🙂