Pictures in My Mind

by Rebecca Einstein Schorr on 31 August 2015 @ 6:55 am

I love snapping photographs of my children. I try not to go overboard. For their sake as well as for mine.

Today, we went on an adventure. Something that we don’t do very often. It’s hard to do things with Ben. It always has been. And, unfortunately, we got in the habit of taking the easier route. Which is to say — we just haven’t made a habit of doing things as a family. The other kids, therefore, are unaccustomed to doing the normal, fun things that other families do.

Warren’s cousin was here for the weekend. And we were determined to take advantage of the three-on-three defense strategy. Plus, it was his birthday so we were esepcially motivated to make it a fun weekend. So we chose —

inner tubing on the Delaware River!

We’d talked about doing it for years, but the timing just never worked for us. But this weekend was going to be different.

I’d be lying if I said that everything went smoothly. We got a much later start to the day. It took a great deal of convincing to get Ben into the car due to his anxiety. Ben likes to eat at High Noon so we needed to stop for lunch — even though we’d all recently had a late breakfast. And some other slight snafus.

But we got there.
And we had fun.

Not a single picture exists of the day in any form other than in my mind.

There was no way I was going to chance getting my phone wet. Plus, I didn’t want to chance missing a single moment of the experience. I wanted to live in the present. Without worrying about getting the perfect shot. Or any shot, for that matter.


(This looks similar to the day we had today.)

It was a picture-perfect day. Just without the pictures.
One I’ll remember for a long time.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 JanetheWriter 31 August 2015 @ 9:22 am at 9:22 am

The best pictures and the best memories are the ones we carry in our hearts. So glad you had a terrific day!


2 Ellen 31 August 2015 @ 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm



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