When I first thought about the idea of taking serene photos, I thought about taking pictures of my children sleeping. That seems to be my most serene moment of the day. Of course, I already have a million pictures of my kids sleeping. After-all, that’s the only time they’re not moving and I can easily capture a non-blurry image.
Then I thought about posting pictures of the kids eating pancakes. My number one favorite comfort food of all time. But comfort and serene aren’t really the same thing.
Then, I decided to post this photo.
The moments when this boy is still and serene are few and far between. The moments when I feel serene seem to be even more rare. On this day, the girls were out riding bikes, Maxx was running around, and I was giving the occasional push, chasing down a rambunctious toddler, and attempting to snap a photo or two when I could. When he found himself a spot on the curb to relax it was a moment of calm. For about 30 seconds it was just me, my camera, and the background noise of happy girls.
I don’t get moments like that often, and they tend to come to an end as quickly as they start. This is my serene for the week.