Here we are on yet another Sunday sharing yet another photo. I’ll try to keep my waffle to a minimum as I’m sure you’re sick to the back teeth of reading my random rants which usually accompany my Sunday shots.
It’s been a busy week with one thing or another, it’s only to get worse with the summer holidays fast approaching. I feel that come a fortnights time when the kids have broken up for the summer holidays I may well need more time shooting such shots as the one which I’m sharing in this post.
Moody snaps of the rolling countryside where the air is fresh (not blue from sibling rivalry) , the surroundings are peaceful (the total opposite to our house with the kids in full flow), the view is breath-taking (unlike at home where’s it’s more often overwhelming) and there is a sense of serenity.
Being a parent is hard work at the best of times but nobody really mentions the worst of times, those times when you wish you could stick your kids in a sound proof box for a few hours whilst you catch your breath, down a few glasses of wine or just have a bath in peace.
I’ll be honest I’ve been struggling recently and it’s not entirely the kids fault. I’m fed up with the endless career crap and countless knock backs, that and failing generally at the simple stuff hasn’t made me feel particularly good about myself.
Anyhow J seems to have developed a wicked sense of righteousness and as a result feels it only right to have an answer for everything. If I have to say “stop answering back” to my son one more time I swear to god I’m going to implode.
What’s worse is that E, our innocent little three-year old Princess has followed suit copying her “big brother” (as siblings tend to do) and put together the pair of them are really pressing my buttons.
I wouldn’t say I’m a bad parent but I would certainly never say I’m the best. I have a short fuse, fuck I barely have a fuse and that was before popping sprogs! Lord knows how I’ve kept a lid on my frustration throughout the baby and toddler years but somehow it seemed far easier back then.
These days I feel as if everyday is a battle both with my children and my conscience as I desperately try to maintain a tidy, peaceful and harmonious house.
For that reason I take great pleasure in taking some time out to sit and shoot scenes such as today’s photo.
Thanks for reading and as always I look forward to catching up with your #MySundayPhoto pictures either through your own posts or comments upon this post.