Guest post: Cricket Edition

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We recently went to a small birthday celebration for a friend’s daughter at a local coffee shop. I met this friend when we were both in prenatal yoga, when I was pregnant with Alice, and she with her daughter, who just turned three. Something about seeing her little one grow out of infanthood, into a smart, funny, witty, silly kid made my heart seize up. It’s easy to overlook my own children’s changes, because I see them alldayeveryday, but seeing my friend’s daughter suddenly a little person felt like a firm reminder from the universe: they all grow up. The things I am struggling with right now are temporary.

Speaking of struggle, Alice had a hard time at the coffee shop (The noise? The people? The fact that I was trying to speak to other people?) so after a half hour of whining/wailing/crawling behind me in my chair and glaring at anyone who dared talk to her, I gave her my camera and asked her to take pictures. It was dark, so she had on the flash, and every 10 seconds or so we’d all be blinded. It seemed like a decent tradeoff.

E's birthday, Alice's POV

E's birthday, Alice's POV

E's birthday, Alice's POV

E's birthday, Alice's POV

E's birthday, Alice's POV

E's birthday, Alice's POV

E's birthday, Alice's POV
(The birthday girl, smiling at Alice, despite Alice glaring at her.)

3 Responses to Guest post: Cricket Edition

  1. Julie Lattin says:

    It’s Elaine! And you are right, she has grown into quite a smart and witty kiddo!

  2. Meghan says:

    Ohhh Alice, someday you’ll be you, just evolved into a bigger you, and we’ll still love you just as much.

  3. Wow, she has gotten so big!! I sure do miss seeing everyone on Thursdays… but I am a working woman now.

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