"Things don't always go your way, but they always go. A mother knows best when she learns to simply see how things go and respond accordingly."
I really wanted this picture. The trees. Her cute beanie. Noutin asleep in the carrier. Nope. Nouarie wanted to explore.
Posing for family pictures has gotten much harder lately. I've noticed the more I want Nouarie to pose, the less likely she is to pose.
It happens more when I have a strong idea in my head of what I think should happen. And it often leads to me getting at least a little frustrated.
I want to work on this. I want to step back more and respond to what my babies need instead of creating conflict when they don't meet my needs.
Know who's much better at just responding to what the kids are doing? Nishantha. He called it quits on my attempt to try to get a perfect picture.
Have you seen his video of this same day? It's gorgeous and Nouarie is just being herself. He just stood back, followed us, coached us a little, and the results are much better than what I was trying to force.
Friends, let's try to remember to try to go with the flow and respond accordingly instead of forcing things to go your way.
PS I actually think this imperfect picture is pretty cute and totally authentic.
Quote: Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood by Karen Maezen Miller
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