• Moments to Cherish

    by  • August 9, 2012 • Parenting, Photography • 4 Comments

    As a working mother, I know I miss out on some very important moments with my children.  If I did not have to work I wouldn’t, but I have to. I sacrifice time away from my children to secure our financial stability. There are very strong opinions on the working mother versus the stay at home mother, none of which I wish to debate. I might have to work, I might miss out on precious time with my now young children, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get to enjoy moments to cherish with my children. Our most recent moment is below.

    Hubby planted us a new lawn a few weeks ago, and it is still growing in. Our pool in the backyard is currently inaccessible, and we realized last night that something had taken up residency in the now vacant pool. Namely, a cute but noisy frog.

    Say hello to our new friend, Frogger.

    Hubby and I captured Frogger in a bucket, knowing full well that our children would be ecstatic to meet him and pet him. We knew that catching Frogger would be a great learning experience for the kids, a moment to cherish together as a family.

    Frogger took everything quite well, the children, the squealing, the handling, the petting, the excessive ribbit-ing coming from my toddler daughter.  Frogger even let my husband hold him in the palm of his hand, petting him on the head, just so I could capture some close up pictures.

    The kiddos asked a ton of questions like “is he poisonous?”, “does he have a nose?”, “what’s that noise he just made, was that a frog fart?”, “why is he slimy, he doesn’t bathe?”, “can we keep him Mooooooom, can we?”  We had such a great time with Frogger, and of course we didn’t keep him. Frogger got tired of all the attention after 15 minutes, and did what frogs do best……

    Bye Frogger!

    Making memories with my family is very precious to me. I look forward to future memory makers like family vacations and gatherings as my children grow. Until then, I think I am doing just fine in raising my children. They are happy, healthy, love their respective schools, and do not want for a thing. My children are my life, no matter if I have to work or not.

    What is the most recent “moment to cherish” you shared with your family? A family vacation? A special activity? Perhaps, petting a rogue frog too?


    4 Responses to Moments to Cherish

    1. August 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      These pictures are great!! While I am currently a SAHM, my husband has a lot of guilt about working long hours and being away from our girls so much. I constantly remind it is the QUALITY of time he spends with his family that matter the most :)

      • Ashley B.
        August 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm

        Thank you Melissa! Yes, quality-I believe, matters most too :)

    2. August 9, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      For me, every moment is a moment to cherish. They grow so quickly, change so fast – I don’t want to forget any of it.

      • Ashley B.
        August 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm


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