Friday Photo: Change


This is how my son sees himself:

He can hang from trees, climb rocks, take down an intruder
fly down a ski course.
He can run fast and think hard.
This is how I see my son:
He can snuggle his dog, play the piano, help a stranger
make lemon pasta.
He can think fast and run hard.
He is still a little boy, yet almost a little man.
Change is hard.

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. What a great shot but I couldn’t help but gasp a bit since it seemed he was hanging pretty high from the ground (I’m terrified of heights). And uh, I don’t know how to make lemon pasta, can he teach me?

  2. That photo scares me because I can see my son doing the same thing! Little boys are so fearless and yet I view them as so fragile. My little guy is growing so quickly into a little man and it is such a bittersweet process. Having a son is a challenge and can certainly be nerve-racking! But it is such a joy day in and day out. I wouldn’t change it for anything. Great post!

  3. Dear Jennifer,
    A lovely tribute to your son. There’s a short story or maybe even a novel springing from that photograph. A novel in which a mother speaks in her chapters and the son in his. You have two characters. Now of course you need plot and setting and suspense. How’s that for a winter project?


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