Pyjamas and Party Shoes

by Janice

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Michelle October 28, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Beautiful shots Janice!!! So glad that you’re recovered from it… :)

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2 Rachel1 October 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm

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.

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3 Susie's Homemade October 28, 2009 at 9:56 pm

You have much to be grateful for! I actually like sick days. Not that I ever want my kids to be ill but I love how it requires me to slow down and really be in the moment.

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4 kristin October 29, 2009 at 2:11 am

Sick days may not be all-that-bad days.

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5 Petula October 29, 2009 at 11:01 am

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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6 heather October 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm

awww. This is so sweet. Isn’t it awesome that there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for? :)

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7 Angie October 30, 2009 at 3:09 pm

I LOVE those shoes!!

Sorry I didn’t make it over here before! I hope you all are well soon! HUGS to all of you!

Angie

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8 Stephanie November 3, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Beautifully written.

It appears that she is going to be an excellent photographer someday…just like her mama.

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