Pyjamas and Party Shoes

It is a rainy Sunday afternoon. I am in my pyjamas. Livvie is in her party shoes.


I am lazy and sleepy. I wish I could crawl under a blanket for a cat nap. But Livvie is restless and ready to play.

We are stuck inside — quarantined and recovering from H1N1. I look out helplessly at the rain. Grey. Barely enough light is shining through the window, but I still play with my camera, trying to take photos of Livvie while she pulls my camera away from me.

If I can take photos of her, then I will feel like I accomplished something even if I haven’t gotten dressed or gone outside.


She keeps stopping my photo taking. I give her a camera to play with too.



After she tires of her new found hobby, I read her books. After awhile, I pick up the camera again to see if I can sneak in a few more shots.


I savor her giggles and smiles. But I still feel the day move slowly. Sometimes rainy, sick days are just too slow.



Thank you Lord for cameras — and for giggly, two-year-old daughters in party shoes.

Written by Janice, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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  1. Rachel1 says

    I’m so sorry you guys have been sick! How miserable. The pictures are adorable! Ali wears those same shoes (in red) around the house CONSTANTLY…it is definitely day-brightening to have a toddler in party shoes.

  2. says

    I really hope you’re feeling better soon. You got some awesome photos. I’m isolated and not even sick. My 2-year-old daughter has strep throat. I’m so tired and she’s taking a nap, but I am so far behind on everything that I have to take every moment I can when she’s not perched in my lap.

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