Pyjamas and Party Shoes

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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Comments

  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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