Before every Day in the Life session, I send out a questionnaire:
Describe the type of session you want. Why is it meaningful for you to document?
"It's meaningful because everything changes so quickly with these little guys and I just want to pause and savor how beautiful and hard everything is right now. I feel like so much was forgotten that I thought I would never forget and I want to remember it all."
If there's one thing I've learned about parenting since offering these DITL sessions, it's that parenting is beautiful and hard. For Sharon and Jim, with two blonde pouty-lipped boys under the age of three, I'd say it's mostly beautiful.
Ivar's first words to me were "Do you have a Kia?" Not the usual greeting I get from a toddler...
"No, I have a Hyundai. It's silver"
"Can I see it?"
Ivar is obsessed with cars and even knows the emblems by heart. When asked about Maserati - "A trident."
For reals - this kid is wise beyond his years.
Vander doesn't say much, but that's expected, he's just 11 months old. He does say "Qua qua" though - which I'm sure is from his love of the backyard ducks.
After his nap, Ivar's first words were "Is Stephanie still here?"
And then I melted.
"I had a dream about your Hyundai"
Because pool bananas.
Sharon and Jim, thank you so much for letting me into your home to document your family. Although I didn't get a single meltdown (seriously there was like 5 seconds where Ivar was upset) I loved every second spending time with y'all. Here's to hoping I can make it to Vander's birthday!