Julie Lyles Carr: Shameless Kid Adoration

Monday, June 27, 2016

Shameless Kid Adoration

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When you're kids number seven and eight of a large tribe, there are just some things that are so much a part of the family culture that you consider as part of the norm.

Case in point.

Dance.

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These two have grown up with a calendar that includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and spring dance recital.

It's just part of our jam.

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And the picture sessions that come with said recital? Well, as homeschoolers, we don't really have that fantastically awkward and perfectly goofy collection of yearly school class pictures (which is a homeschool regret of mine~~there's something special about those school pictorials). So dance pictures are sort of our version of recording the click of the clock of another year.

These two?

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What can I say? The babies of the tribe. The hip-hopper and the ballerina.

Let's take it back a few years, shall we? Just because I need another reason to binge out on chocolate.

Here we go.

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Right?

Four years ago.

Might as well go for it...

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I know.

My chest hurts.

So I'm renewing my view. I'm remembering to notice. To take in the moments, small and large.

And I'll keep paying for those cutesy/posed/backdropped dance pictures. Because they're our form of an hour glass. And I want to gather all the grains of sand.

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