Friday Photo: Children On My Mind

Sometimes as I’m moving around in my day, an image gets stuck in my head that I can’t shake. Sometimes it conjures up a memory, a feeling, or provides an impulse to do something. Often, though, I just see something that I want to capture in my mind for no particular reason-it just speaks to me. I’d like to offer these images up for ‘thought contributions’-as a way to generate a community of ideas together.

This week’s Friday Photo was taken about 9 years ago on a day much like today, when summer was ending and we were all moving and changing gears.  My uncle, Paul Mason, captured my children at a time in their lives when innocence was a daily state.  This week I’ve had many children on my mind…

What images of your children’s life are embedded in your mind?  I’d love to hear your thoughts – please start our conversation with a comment!

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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  1. I love the photo. It almost looks like they are holding up the sky like an umbrella… Oh the possibilities… and a lovely post!

    I dropped over from Kat’s Cafe… Just couldn’t resist since we are both teachers.


  2. Mine was taken on a cruise to Alaska. We were living the San Francisco Bay and I was standing on the other side of the boat when I spied my three monkeys. The were all in different poses, howling with laughter. I have no idea what or why they were laughing,but that is my favorite photo. That’s how kids should be, laughing and being kids. (and you are correct, an image opens all sorts of doors in our mind.)

  3. Wow, what a great shot!

    Anyway, hi 🙂
    I was actually dropping by to invite you to my giveaway over at We Have It All. It’s a mom/family package and the giveaway ends tomorrow night. If you didn’t need each item, you could always give something away as a gift.

    I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!

  4. I just typed up a lengthy response and then it disappeared. Sigh – computers. Anyway, lovely post. I have many vivid memories of my little guy growing up. He’s still little but there are certain images that I think I will carry with me always.

    Visiting from the VB hop!

  5. Thank you, Kathy. I’m glad you found my post-I find myself having similar experiences to yours. It makes me realize how very much we all want the same things for our families…thank you for commenting.

  6. It’s so funny I found your post today because I have been thinking about seeing my children walking on the beach with my dad just this past Tuesday! Seeing my own father walk the same beach he walked with me, many, many years ago just stuck in my mind. The time moves so quickly yet seems to repeat itself in odd ways. Thanks again for a great post!!

  7. Hi Becky,
    Thanks for starting our conversation! Sweet and innocent…I think of those times, too. Do you find that now that they are older, they ‘need’ you just as much, but not in as obvious or immediate ways?

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