There is nothing like a conversation with a child, or an overheard observation, to put a smile on your face. One of the daily joys of documenting the lives of children for their families, is getting to interact with kids and hear their take on the world around them.
Talking with kids, and even more so, really listening kids, gives us a glimpse into the world through their eyes. It is at once exciting, new, precious and nostalgic. And occasionally, it is hilarious.
More than anything, though, it is fleeting - these observations and conversations that we so often miss in the hustle of school dropoff and shuttling back and forth to activities and balancing work and home and kids and life. Through it all, there is this desire to hit the pause button, to freeze on a moment, to come back to that conversation you had with your son that showed you who he is, and who he is becoming. You want to go back to that evening at the dinner table when your daughter made you laugh, really laugh, and you realized this family of yours, these moments, they are what is precious. And no matter how long these days and weeks can feel, they won't last forever.
But maybe the memories can.