Last month, through her pictures, I fell in love with the idea of the "kids were here" project. Its a collaborative project involving lots of different photographers sharing their view of what life with children looks like. You can read more here.
“In the the moment is is easy to get frustrated with all the mess and clutter that results from living with children. This set reminds me how quickly it will all pass. One day the toys will be in totes no longer played with. I will miss this. I’m reminded to slow down. To not stress about it. My happiness is not dependent upon everything put back into place and a neat and tidy home.
One day we will have a wonderful reminder. Evidence left behind written upon our hearts and minds of our children. Photographs that will bring us back to this very day, when our kids were here.” -jude wood
Of course I had to join in too.
So this month I've been taking note and taking photos. There are definitely kids here. And a mum who cleans up after them every night ... and who is trying to remember to take the photo first.