On snow day 100 here in the mitten, we throw rules out the door and play with reckless abandon. I feel as a “boy mom” I’m constantly living with my spidey senses tingling, alerting me to some impending disaster these boys are about to get into. After an unexpected week off, with several snow days sprinkled there after, it quickly became tiring to utter the words “be careful”, “don’t do that”, “please keep your hands to yourself”. Perhaps it was the sun this day, or perhaps I went a bit loopy. But on this particular snow day I chose to let go. I didn’t need to have my spidey senses on high alert. I didn’t need to constantly nag how the boys were playing. I didn’t need to monitor what the boys were doing every second. I just needed to be. I needed to be with them to soak up the magic of a snow day. I needed to army crawl on the floor, dance like a fool and laugh from the pit of my stomach. I thought to myself how special these moments were. They won’t always find it fun to play with mom, they won’t always laugh at my antics.
It dawned on me in that moment that these were times worthy of being captured. It doesn’t always have to be a grand and dramatic backdrop. No lavish scenery makes an image great. It’s YOU my friend, you make the images great. And for me, putting myself in some of these images made them great. A subtle reminder that there is everyday magic worthy of capturing. So grab that camera collecting dust, grab that cell phone, grab that Instant Camera, grab whatever! Capture your everyday activities, it doesn’t have to be a perfect backdrop to be a perfect memory. But friends please, most importantly BE in some of them! Make sure those babies will be able to look back some day and see that you were there. I’d love to hear what everyday magic you are capturing! Feel free to drop some comments below!