p.j., brooks, kate & pierce
with lula & sparky
september 30, 2014
She said she was nervous. At the end, I would never have guessed. Brooks wasn't sure about the photographer or the process, but she was sure of one thing: it was necessary. Pierce and Kate would only be 2 and 3 for so long. She wanted to remember. She wanted them to remember. It has been a long Tuesday, and I'm guessing, the last thing either parent wanted was a strange(r) woman sporting two cameras invading their home. But as most Tuesday's go, the children are waiting, and I do not matter. Sleeping on the couch, Kate is exhausted from preschool, while Pierce bounces from alligator to train set to hammer. Upon Kate's rising, mom and dad decide it is backyard time where the swing set solves all cries of unhappiness. Snowwhite Lula makes her appearance and dashes by, chasing strange sounds and weed-eating at the blink of an eye. In the old tire at the edge of the play space, Kate's collards look a little wilted. "I don't think the collards are doing so well," says P.J., knowing that they have a little more time to flourish in order for Kate to have what she loves to eat the most. Neighbor girls speed by on bikes, and the action relocates to the front yard, complete with scooters and chalk. Finally, it's dinner time while Sparky (the fish) watches over the family from his bowl, and then it's bath time. As with most young ones - come to think of it, older ones too, bubbles make everything better. It's the nightly ritual of bathing, brushing and being with mom and dad for story time and a little Hello Kitty and Mickey Mouse on the TV. This was a good Tuesday, a normal one. Brooks and P.J. are tired but content.
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