A picture speaks a thousand words. Or does it?
I had this thought recently, when scrolling through my albums. For while the photos therein conjure up so many memories, often it is what the photo doesn’t show that is the most memorable.
Take these recent photos, for example...
1. Photo: Two gorgeous girls, filled with sisterly love.
What the photo doesn’t show? The meltdown from both that occurred no more than 2.5 seconds after the picture was snapped.
2. Photo: An awesome family walk up the mountain.
What the photo doesn’t show? C searching for trolls when we crossed a couple bridges. Adorable!
3. Photo: A family walk in the morning sunshine.
What the photo doesn’t show? The endless negotiation with a spirited 3.5 year old who got bored of sitting in the pram about 10 minutes in. And, the fact said child insisted on wearing slippers, and gloves, then demanded that I fed her rice crackers while I pushed the pram(because she apparently forgot how to feed herself?).
4. Photo: A smiley happy swaddled baby.
What the photo doesn’t show? It was 4am. Enough said …
5. Photo: Fun at the supermarket.
What the photo doesn’t show? C running around the shop playing hide and seek with another little girl who also had a trolley. And declaring that they were now ‘best friends’.
6. Photo: A gorgeous ‘fog covered’ view from Mt Ainslie.
What the photo doesn’t show? Just how peaceful and mind-calming this walk was. With little J snoozing on my chest, and the silence.
7. Photo: Mum and baby cuddles.
What the photo doesn’t show? The fact that little J vomited on me seconds later.
8. Photo: A morning bike ride.
What the photo doesn’t show? Miss C losing interest in riding her bike, and me carrying it – while pushing the pram – for 2 kms.
Goes to show that you can’t always trust a photo eh?