Skating: Round Two

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ah, the power of the blogger. The ability to edit her situation to reflect just so. It's become increasingly more clear to me that no matter how honest I may be with words, that the pictures presented are usually more descriptive. So sometimes, while I may explain that we/I/someone in our family is going through a rough spot, if I toss in a picture that is currently the salve to my soul, there is a lot more focus on the picture than on the words.

For example, I could tell you how awful our last attempt at skating went with Isaac, especially compared to how idealistic it was last year, but use these three pictures and few would catch that it was actually a terrible experience.

Skating with Tony.

Working on his form.

When in actuality, Isaac was often trying to run on the ice.

And had an extremely hard time understanding why he couldn't go down the slide at his favorite park.

I mean, extremely hard time.

There are two sides to every story, sometimes though, all I want to remember is the good. In t his situation, no matter how badly Isaac pitched a fit, it still made my heart swell to watch Tony skate with him, even if it didn't go as planned, because I see how much Tony loves to spend time with Isaac enjoying one of his past times.

It doesn't mean that our lives are perfect, that there's never a raised voice, unkempt hair or days with just jammies. It just means that sometimes, all I have is my camera in hand to create something beautiful to give me a sense of worth for the day.


Megan said...

I wish there was a LOVE button right now.

Anonymous said...

Ha, I love this! Isaac crawling to the playground...I'm dying. :)

Erin said...

I love this, too, Leah. How true that we're able to present - on blogs, on Facebook, wherever - this perfect little picture of our life and our families, but of course, we don't often show the reality of what A LOT of other moments with our kids are like! It's refreshing and funny to see that side sometimes so that we can all know that we're certainly not alone!

Unknown said...

Oh Isaac. Silly, sweet boy.

P.S. you need a new button :)


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